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"ACTION ON ELDER ABUSE
ELDER ABUSE PREVENTION TRAINING" PROGRAM

WHATElder abuse prevention training for staff and careworkers who work with elderly.
WHYTo protect the elderly by providing elder abuse prevention training for residential care staff, domiciliary care staff, and voluntary and independent sector groups that interact or directly work with older people
WHEREAction on Elder Abuse(AEA) United Kingdom (UK)


Program Description


"We recognize that good quality training can reduce the potential for abuse by careworkers and by others, and there is good research to indicate that training, when coupled to appropriate staffing levels, can improve the quality of care provided in institutions and by domiciliary care staff."

-elderabuse.org.uk

The “Action on Elder Abuse -Elder Abuse Prevention Training” Program works to ensure that people working with safeguarding have the appropriate training to understand and respond to alerts and investigations.

Elder abuse prevention training courses are appropriate for residential care staff, domiciliary care staff, and voluntary and independent sector groups that interact or directly work with older people.

Elder abuse prevention training courses can be tailored to meet the individual needs of organizations such as a refresher training or more in depth training. Elder abuse training will include handouts, lectures, group discussion, information sharing and small group activities.

Another training course offered by AEA is “Time for Action on Elder Abuse” which equips organizations with the training, skills and materials to train their own staff, and care workers on elder abuse. The train the trainer course includes:

-A training pack with a DVD, training notes, overheads and handouts
-A session on how to prepare for leading a training session
-Learn how to facilitate discussion -tips for handling difficult questions from staff
-Elder abuse Legislation and regulations
-Confidentiality, disclosure and whistleblowing

Find out more about Action on Elder Abuse: Elder Abuse Prevention Programs – including an elder abuse helpline, community volunteer groups and conferences all working to prevent elder abuse.

The goal of Action on Elder Abuse is to challenge elder abuse in the United Kingdom (UK) in elder’s own homes, sheltered housing, care homes and hospitals. The organization also aims to prevent the abuse of older people by raising awareness, encouraging education on elder abuse prevention, promoting research and distributing information.
source: elderabuse.org.uk


Find out more about the "Action on Elder Abuse-Elder Abuse Prevention Training" Program



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