In response to recommendations from Victoria's Royal Commission into Family Violence, 10 Elder Abuse Prevention Networks (EAPNs) have been funded by the Victorian Goverment across the state. The EAPNs use a primary prevention approach to address elder abuse. Five of the networks have been established as 'stand alone' while a further five networks are part of the trial Integrated Model of Care for Responding to Suspected Elder Abuse (IMOC). This model comprises four components.

  1. Workforce training
  2. Liaison Officer – Elder abuse prevention and response
  3. Counselling and mediation services (including financial counselling)
  4. Elder Abuse Prevention Network

Details for each of the networks can be found below.

  EAPN    Website   Contact   IMOC
  Central Highlands Elder Abuse Prevention Network       Ballarat Community Health    Louise Feery   -
  Macedon Ranges Elder Rights Network   Macedon Ranges Shire Council    Stephanie Harper    -
  South West Victoria Elder Abuse Prevention Network   MPower   Wendy Jones   -
  Eastern Community Legal Centre   Eastern Community Legal Centre    Jill Exon   -
  Barwon Community Legal Service   Barwon Community Legal Service    Alexandria Jones   -
  Southern Melbourne Primary Care Partnership   Southern Melbourne Primary Care Partnership    Michelle Lord   Monash Health
  Merri Health - Northern region   Merri Health   Julie Watson   Melbourne Health
  Merri Health - Western region   Merri Health   Julie Watson   Western Health
  Latrobe City Council   Latrobe City Council   Sara Jane Hilditch     Latrobe Community Health Service
  Resepecting Seniors Network   Respecting Seniors Network   Natasha Spicer   Peninsula Health

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