Preventing Elder Abuse presentation Fletcher
Presentation from the 2012 National Mediation Conference Australia
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Transcripts - Preventing Elder Abuse presentation Fletcher
Tell him he’s
1)There are many opportunities for elder mediation to serve society.
2)Why us elder mediation rarely used.
3) Appropriately addressing elder abuse is a way ‘in’
4) Elder mediation as part of FDR with some extra skills
5) We need FRC’s providing mediation to minimise elder abuse.
Editorial 2006 Mercury
3,000 to 12,000
Elder Abuse -“any act occurring within a relationship
where there is an implication of trust, which results
in harm to an older person”
Elder mediation - a mediation process that is used
to improve the wellbeing of individuals, families and
society in areas that are characteristic of issues the
Continuum of tools for elder abuse prevention and intervention
are the best
your old age
Is it elder abuse?
Is mediation appropriate?
What extra skills would a FDRP need?
Is it financially beneficial to the country if this mediation
How would you conduct this mediation?
What sessions with whom?
Some Competencies recognised for Elder Mediation by the
Canadian Centre for Elder Law – [the ones I need as a FDRP]
Understanding the aging process (mental and physical aspects of aging plus myths of
Knowledge related to end of life care options
Awareness of ethical issues that may arise in elder and guardianship mediation and
strategies for addressing them
Knowledge and understanding of the importance of self-determination and
maximum participation of parties in mediation – in particular, how to ensure the
voice of the older person is included in mediation
Solid understanding of elder abuse and neglect – including the dynamics of abuse
and how to detect abuse
Understanding capacity issues and strategies for assessing the capacity of parties to
Understanding of the role of the mediator in guardianship mediation