Hanny Naus

Professional Educator: Elder Abuse and Neglect Prevention

Age Concern New Zealand

Hanny is a registered social worker and was employed by Age Concern New Zealand as Professional Advisor: Elder Abuse and Neglect Prevention since 2013, to provide support to thirty Elder Abuse and Neglect Prevention service agencies. Hanny’s interaction with workers covers the challenges of navigating the diverse legal, health, and social service avenues in elder abuse and neglect work. Her background includes social work and counselling in hospital, residential, and community settings with older people and with people with physical, intellectual, or brain injury disabilities; as well as professional supervision, and teaching in tertiary education programmes in Social Work and in Counselling/Addiction Studies.