It’s hard to think about, but frail older women in nursing homes get sexually abused too

The Conversation, November 22, 2018 6.02am AEDT

We don’t often think of older women being victims of sexual assault, but such assaults occur in many settings and circumstances, including in nursing homes. Our research, published this week in the journal Legal Medicine, analysed 28 forensic medical examinations of female nursing home residents who had allegedly been victims of sexual assault in Victoria over a 15-year period.

The majority of the alleged victims had some form of cognitive or physical impairment. All 14 perpetrators who were reported were male, half of whom were staff and half other residents.

 

 

Still places left in Foundations of LGBTI Inclusion half-day training

SHINE SA, 25/01/2018

Creating and sustaining a workplace that values and celebrates sexual and gender diversity has far reaching benefits for all of the stakeholders in your organisation. By providing a culture of safety and respect for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) employees, clients or other stakeholders, your organisation as a whole will benefit from a culture that values and upholds diversity of all kinds. Our Foundations of LGBTI Inclusion training is a half-day (4 hour) workshop that gives participants an overview of the knowledge needed to create an inclusive workplace.

It is low cost ($75 inc GST), and covers topics such as gender diversity, inclusive language and anti-discrimination laws. We will look at key areas of focus for increasing awareness and cultural sensitivity, creating a safe and inclusive environment and where to access further resources and support.

SHine SA was the first  outh Australian organisation to be awarded
Rainbow Tick Accreditation for LGBTI Inclusive practice. We are also respected
for our education and training, making us ideally placed to train your staff on
LGBTI Cultural Safety and Respect.

 

Why Inclusion and Diversity Matter – SHINE SA’s new video & training options

SHINE SA, August 2017

Increasing your organisation’s inclusivity and recognition of diversity will benefit employees, clients, stakeholders and your organisational culture as a whole.

Watch SHINE SA’s new video below to find out more about how LGBTIQ inclusion benefits your organisation and creates more productive, engaged and positive employees.

SHINE SA offers several training options, so you can choose the one that suits your organisation’s needs.  Our next Foundations of LGBTI Inclusion session is on October 10th!

Our Foundations of LGBTI Inclusion training is a half-day overview of the knowledge needed to create an inclusive workplace. It is low cost and covers topics such as inclusive language, anti-discrimination laws, key areas of focus for creating a safe and inclusive environment and where to access further resources and support.

HOW2 Create LGBTI Inclusive Services is an in-depth, practical program which helps organisations reach their inclusivity goals and potentially achieve accreditation as an inclusive service. Delivered over 4 separate days interspersed with time to implement practical improvements to your workplace’s inclusivity, this program will provide immediate benefits to your organisation.

The program is based on a set of 6 national standards developed by Gay and Lesbian Health Victoria (GLHV), in conjunction with QIP (Quality, Innovation & Performance), known as Rainbow Tick Accreditation.

SHine SA was the first South Australian organisation to be awarded Rainbow Tick accreditation for LGBTI inclusive practice and is proud to support other organisations to create safer and more inclusive workplaces and services.