Understanding & Responding To Abuse

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It is estimated the 3-10% of older people suffer abuse or neglect in the community. However, most cases are not reported so is difficult to confirm exact numbers.

Abuse and Neglect is defined “as 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” Agewell New Zealand.

15th June 2018

At this workshop you will learn what is the concept of ‘Power’ and its influence within the Abuse dynamic?

  • Aetiology  
  • Signs and symptoms and
  • Human toll of Physical, Emotional, Financial and Sexual Abuse in several different contexts including:
    • Elder Abuse
    • Carer Abuse
    • Family Violence
    • Child Abuse
    • Abuse within the disability community
  • What are the management and support options for those effected by Abuse
This Education Day meets the Criteria set down by Nursing Council of New Zealand - View >

Presenter: Angela Spalding RMN MSc Psychosocial Interventions BSc (Hons) Health Studies.
Angela has worked in Mental Health for over two decades in a variety of clinical, educational and research roles. Angela has worked as a Senior Lecturer in the UK and NZ and was amongst the early adopters of mental health clinicians to embrace a ‘psychosocial paradigm’ of practice. Her holistic approach to the complexities of mental well-being is recovery focused and trauma-informed. 

Venue: St Columba Centre 40 Vermont St Ponsonby
Time: 0815 for 0830 start to 1600hrs

1 DAY WORKSHOP 15th June 2018
Early Bird Closes: 8th June 2018
Investment: $150.00 incl. GST per person

1 DAY WORKSHOP 15th June 2018
Investment: $200.00 incl. GST per person


We guarantee to have the most in-depth and up-to-date aged care training you’ve ever attended with the best specialist trainers available or your money back. You won’t find better aged care training anywhere and we’re willing to put our money where our mouth is. It’s as simple as that!

Cancellation Policy: 
Refunds for non-attendance (cancellations) will only be given if notification is provided at least 24 hour prior to the workshop. If your cancellation is received after this day, only 50% of the course fee will be refunded due to the venue's cancellation policy and the costs we incur.

Payment must be made before attendance of the training unless prior arrangements have been made.


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