grandma granddaughterIn response to recommendations from the Royal Commission into Family Violence, the Victorian Government is funding the establishment of 10 elder abuse networks to collaborate at a community level and focus on the prevention of elder abuse.

As part of the Monash Health Integrated Model of Responding to Suspected Elder Abuse, SMPCP have established an Elder Abuse Prevention Network (EAPN).

The SMPCP EAPN seeks to:

  • focus on primary prevention activities including:
    • addressing the drivers of elder abuse such as ageist attitudes in the community
    • conducting elder abuse awareness activities with older people, their families, carers and general community 
    • utilising social media as a platform for community engagement and to facilitate the dissemination of primary prevention messages
    • connecting practitioners working with older community members, their families and carers

A steering committee and working group have been established to guide the development of the EAPN and the delivery of primary prevention activities.

Members of the network include:

Alfred Health Carer Services Jewish Care
Bayside City Council Kingston City Council
Better Place Australia Monash Health
Bolton Clarke Mordialloc Neighbourhood House
Caulfield South Community House PRONIA
Caulfield Hospital SECASA
Central Bayside Community Health Services   Star Health
City of Port Phillip Stonnington City Council
Connect Health & Community
Glen Eira City Council  Victoria Police
Highett Neighbourhood House


Work of the SMPCP EAPN has included:

Resources of interest include:

To keep in touch with EAPN activities you can sign up for our e-newsletter or like us on facebook.

To express interest in participating in the SMPCP EAPN please contact:

Michelle Lord
Project Lead
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8587 0241
0477 401 031


Vic Gvt 2015

This project is supported by the Victorian Government


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