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1 BREAKING THE TABOO I and II – Violence against older women families: recognizing and acting Empowering staff in community health and social services – Recommendations EUSTACEA project final conference, 17. November 2010 Charlotte Strümpel

2 Breaking the Taboo- Empowering health and social service professionals to combat violence against older women within families Focus: Violence against older women within the family Aim: Raising awareness among staff members of community-based health and social services Partners: Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Portugal Duration: May April 2009

3 Project results BTT1 National reports in English (Literature search, interviews with staff) European report in English Brochure for staff members in seven languages Awareness raising workshops in four countries Conference in four countries Recommendations in seven languages

4 Breaking the Taboo II – Testing tools to train the trainers Focus: –violence against older women within the family –staff members of community-based health and social services Aim: Developing training programme for facilitators of awareness raising workshops for staff and peer advisors Partners: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Germany, Portugal, Slovenia Duration: January December 2011

5 Project results BTT2 Translation of brochure in Bulgarian and Slovenian and reprint in German, English, French, Portuguese and Dutch National reports in English (research on existing training programmes) European report in English

6 Basis for recommendations European report Expert meeting Third partner meeting Drafting process by Last partner meeting Consensus of all partners

7 Recommendations for organisations Developing clear organisational policies Offering training and education for staff Securing appropriate working conditions

8 Recommendations on policy level Raising awareness Enforcing prevention and early detection Creating adequate structures Supporting networking initiatives and enabling multi-disciplinary cooperation

9 Recommendations on policy level Improving legal framework Encouraging further research Securing sustainable funding

10 Thank you for your attention! Charlotte Strümpel Austrian Red Cross 1040 Vienna, Wiedner Hauptstraße 32 Tel.: oss.at oss.at project.eu


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