Congratulations to this year's winners:
Winner: Constable Will Healy - "Searching for answers to elder abuse"
Runner-up: Goodstart Early Learning Virginia - "We respect elderly people"
Thank you to everyone who took part in the competition and helped us raise awareness. It is obvious that much thought and effort went into this year's submissions.
Thank you to the Lions Club of Brisbane Inner North for sponsoring and judging the competition. We could not have done it without your support.
There's No Excuse for Elder Abuse Campaign
The Queensland Government through the running an Elder Abuse Awareness Campaign to raise awareness of the issue in Queensland.
There is lots of useful information on the campaign website as well as a striking video.
2015-2016 EAPU Year in Review
The latest EAPU Year in Review is now available. The report provides an overview of the calls and picture of elder abuse that came through the EAPU Helpline. Statistics in this report are from callers to the helpline and cannot be generalised to the greater community, however they do describe what older people are experiencing and they types of risk factors that can leave someone vulnerable to elder abuse and mistreatment.
The Queensland government is seeking expressions of interest from people to join the LGBTI roundtable, who will "provide input into policy, programs and strategies."
Nominations are now open: Apply Here
NEW ELDER ABUSE RESOURCES
The Queensland Governement has created some new resources for seniors to raise awareness and
Visit the Queensland Governement Website to preview and download these posters and material. Your can also call or email the EAPU for material.
The EAPU has also updated the WEAAD resouces which are now available below. If you would like a hard copy sent to you please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1300 651 192.
Queensland Police Services Open Doors, Act Now, Break the Cycle Project
The new project, Open Doors. Act Now, Break the Cycle, was developed by Logan District Police and seeks to educate the CALD community in areas of domestic and family violence through the use of an educational video that has been translated into eight predominant languages in the Logan community: English, Arabic, Burmese, Farsi, Kirundi, Mandarin, Tamil and Vietnamese.
The video includes information on domestic violence, police involvement, court processes and support services and will be disseminated to the CALD community through local stakeholders including Access Community Services, MultiLink Services Incorporated and the Logan City Council.
Domestic Violence Videos by Queensland Courts
Queensland Courts have published a series of videos explaining the court process for making domestic violence orders.
If you are applying or responding to a domestic violence order, there is information here for you.
Domestic Violence Orders are part of a strategy to protect the safety of all members of our community and to stop the violence.
Donate to the Elder Abuse Prevention Unit
Click the link below and choose "Elder Abuse Prevention" from the "I would like to make a donation to" drop-down list.
"Elder Abuse is a single or repeated act, or lack of appropriate action, occurring within any relationship where there is an expectation of trust which causes harm or distress to an older person”