The target groups of this course are social and health care professionals, teachers/trainers, volunteers working with elderly people and elderly people themselves.
The learners who have successfully passed the course will get digital certificate of University of Tartu.
This course was developed in the framework of the Erasmus+ project TISOVA, that has been launched in September 2017. The course aims to provide people involved in senior/day care centers, as well as seniors themselves with the knowledge to recognize older women victims and ways to empower them. The course covers not only theoretical material but gives practical knowledge that could be used by professionals who work in the field. This course was designed to be interactive: it contains role-plays that have been recorded with the professional actors to illustrate different types of abusive situations. It also contains different types of weekly assignments that are individually submitted by the students.
The programme is developed to:
- educate the key groups on violence perpetrated against elderly, as well as on the experiences and specific needs of elderly victims of abuse;
- support key target groups in recognizing, preventing and intervening in violence against older persons;
- raise awareness and provide information, resources and tools for all who interacts with older persons affected by violence or most likely to experience violence.
To get the certificate of completion, student needs to pass the final exam for 60%. In order to be eligible for the final exam, a student needs to pass all of the weekly assignments (six in total). All quizzes and exams should be completed by the final date of the course. Certificate of completion is issued digitally in English language.
By the end of this course, students should be able to:
- Identify and describe various forms of violence against older persons, as well as risk and protective factors for violence;
- Indicate and interpret consequences of violence and its effects on older women's behaviour;
- Do risk assessment using the REAMI screening tool;
- Use and interpret a safety plan as one of the instruments to respond to elder abuse;
- Describe what measures should be taken to prevent and/or minimize the effects of emotional and psychological burden of working with older victims of violence;
- Identify violation of international regulations that protect older persons from violence.