Elder Abuse as a Domestic Violence Issue

Wednesday 18th April, 2012.

Ramada Hotel, Bray, Co Wicklow

9:00 a.m.                  Registration

9.30 a.m.                    Session 1:  “A Total indifference to Our Dignity- Older People’s Understanding of Elder Abuse”

                                       Mr. Robin Webster, CEO Age Action Ireland

                                    Questions and Answers


10.45 a.m.                Coffee Break


11.15 a.m.       Session 2: ‘Elder abuse…….domestic violence grown old?


                                       Dr Amanda Phelan, Programme CoordinatorM.Sc Clinical Nursing & Leadership Programmes, in the Management of Elder Abuse, Admissions Tutor,
                                  Questions & Answers


12. Noon              Session 3:  The HSE elder abuse service (overview & referral data)

                           Ms Sarah Mahon:HSE Dedicated Officer for the Protection of Older People

                                         Questions and Answers


12.45 p.m:               Lunch

2 p.m:                           Session 4:  Abuse of Personhood: Implications for Professional Practice                                               in  Reponses to Elder Abuse  

                                  Dr Janet Carter Anand,     Lecturer in Social Work, School of Sociology, Social                                     

                                     Policy and Social Work, Queen’s University Belfast


  3 .15 pm:                Questions & Answers


Representatives from the voluntary and statutory sector services associated with the issue of Domestic Abuse i.e. The Mental Health  & Medical Professions, An Garda Siochana, Addiction Services, Children and Young Peoples Support Organisations, Homeless Services and Welfare Supports. Educators, Religious etc., are invited to attend.

The Cost of this seminar is €35to include tea/coffee biscuits, and 3 course buffet lunch

Places are limited so early booking is advisable .If not attending yourself, please pass this notice to someone else who may be interested in attending

           Booking form for Seminar on 18th, April 2012.


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                        Cheque payable to Bray Women’s Refuge and send it to:   

 Barbara McAllister, Manager, Bray Women’s Refuge, Bray, Co Wicklow  Tel: 01 286 6163

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A Certificate of Attendance is available for those who request it in advance.  Many thanks