World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2017
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is commemorated each year on 15 June and is denoted by the colour Purple. Each year the EAPU partners with agencies, groups and organisations to spread the word about elder abuse and raise awareness of this insidious societal issue. This year we are partnering with:
WEAAD Precisely Purple Photo Competition 2017
Prizes: Winner - $100 Visa Prepaid gift card
Runner-up - $50 Visa Prepaid gift card
Competition closes midnight Sunday 18 June 2017.
To enter email your snaps to email@example.com with a short sentence or paragraph describing your photo.
Thank you to Lions Club of Brisbane Inner North for their support and providing the prizes.
Last year's winner:
"A cuppa tea and chat with your best mate" - by Sarah Cooper.
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.
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.
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”