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This webinar presented an overview of elder abuse in Australia, with a focus on what it is, emerging evidence on its prevalence, its effects and risk factors, and the implications for policy and practice. The presenters discussed some of the main challenges involved in responding to the complexities of elder abuse, including the need to work in coordinated and flexible ways to address the particular circumstances of older people and their families.
- Elder abuse: Key issues and emerging evidence
This CFCA paper provides an overview of elder abuse in Australia. It discusses key issues involved in how elder abuse is defined and examines its prevalence, impact and associated risk factors, with a focus on implications of recent research for policy and practice.
- Elder abuse: Understanding issues, frameworks and responses
This AIFS research report provides an overview of elder abuse in Australia, including its characteristics, context, and prevention.
- National Plan to Respond to the Abuse of Older Australians (Elder Abuse) 2019–2023 (PDF)
This report published by the Attorney-General's Department provides an overview of the issues relating to elder abuse that all governments need to act on as a priority, as well as early agreed actions to address them. It sets out a framework for ongoing cooperation, action and monitoring against five key priority areas.
- Assisting families with ageing-related relationship issues
This CFCA discussion article explores Relationship Australia's service response to the ageing of Australia's population.
- Elder abuse in rural and remote communities
This CFCA short article discusses how the risk of elder abuse may be heightened in rural and remote communities and proposes some ways to address this.
- Normalising mental illness in older adults is a barrier to care
This CFCA short article explores whether the normalisation of mental illness in older adults may prevent their access to mental health services.