Understanding & Responding To Abuse

Get 8 Hours Health Practitioner Competency Training

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.

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 >

Ioana Mulipola, Nurse Educator for Adult Mental Health Community Services ADHB. 

Ioana is a NZ Registered Nurse with a MNursing (Honors), Post Grad Dip Advance Nursing, Post Grad Certificate Health Science, BHSc (Nursing), and Graduate Certificate Career Development- AUT. Ioana has 10 years’ experience working in Mental Health Services.   She is Samoan and is fluent in Samoan and English with an advance knowledge and expertise in mental health assessment, case manager, triage, and primary care liaison. She is currently the Nurse Educator for Adult Community Mental Health Services in Auckland District Health Board.   Ioana is also a clinical and cultural supervisor for nurses.

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


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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