Elder Abuse Prevention

    The Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria coordinates a statewide project delivering community education and raising awareness of elder abuse, its prevention and supports among culturally and linguistically diverse seniors in Victoria.

    The project is delivered in partnership with Seniors Rights Victoria.

    Since 2012, ECCV has developed culturally appropriate community education resources, including 16 community education kits, in-language brochures and the ‘Within my Walls’ video series,  available in 14 languages.

    Project resources can be downloaded below.

    For further information contact: eccv@eccv.org.au

    Phone: (03) 9354 9555

    Elder Abuse Bicultural Community Education Training

    In collaboration with SRV, ECCV conducts free Elder Abuse Bicultural Community Educator training sessions for people working with CALD seniors, support services or community organisations.

    Once they have completed their training, ECCV also supports bicultural community educators to deliver culturally and linguistically appropriate information sessions to raise awareness of elder abuse in their communities and direct them to the appropriate support services available in Victoria.

    The training was adapted in response to COVID-19 restrictions in 2020 and now also runs online.

    If you or someone you know is experiencing elder abuse, help is available through Senior Rights Victoria’s confidential helpline on 1300 368 821. If you require an interpreter, please call the Translating and Interpreting Service on 131 450 and ask them to call the helpline.

    Seniors Rights Victoria provides information, support, advice and education to help prevent elder abuse and safeguard the rights, dignity and independence of older people.

    You can also call 1800ELDERHelp (1800 353 374) for free and confidential support, or visit Australian Human Right Commission for translated resources to share with your community.

    Additional translated resources

    The Australian Human Rights Commission has developed translated elder abuse awareness bookmarks and posters in Arabic, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), German, Greek, Croatian, Italian, Maltese, Spanish and Vietnamese. Find these resources here.

    Printed brochures are available on request. Please contact eccv@eccv.org.au to check availability in specific languages.

    Elder Abuse Prevention

    The Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria coordinates a statewide project delivering community education and raising awareness of elder abuse, its prevention and supports among culturally and linguistically diverse seniors in Victoria.

    The project is delivered in partnership with Seniors Rights Victoria.

    Since 2012, ECCV has developed culturally appropriate community education resources, including 16 community education kits, in-language brochures and the ‘Within my Walls’ video series,  available in 14 languages.

    Project resources can be downloaded below.

    For further information contact: eccv@eccv.org.au

    Phone: (03) 9354 9555

    If you or someone you know is experiencing elder abuse, help is available through Senior Rights Victoria’s confidential helpline on 1300 368 821. If you require an interpreter, please call the Translating and Interpreting Service on 131 450 and ask them to call the helpline.

    Seniors Rights Victoria provides information, support, advice and education to help prevent elder abuse and safeguard the rights, dignity and independence of older people.

    You can also call 1800ELDERHelp (1800 353 374) for free and confidential support, or visit Australian Human Right Commission for translated resources to share with your community.

    Elder Abuse Bicultural Community Education Training

    In collaboration with SRV, ECCV conducts free Elder Abuse Bicultural Community Educator training sessions for people working with CALD seniors, support services or community organisations.

    Once they have completed their training, ECCV also supports bicultural community educators to deliver culturally and linguistically appropriate information sessions to raise awareness of elder abuse in their communities and direct them to the appropriate support services available in Victoria.

    The training was adapted in response to COVID-19 restrictions in 2020 and now also runs online.

    Within My Walls Film

    Video resources available in 14 languages:

    Respect Older People: Call it Out Campaign

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