THE REPORTING AND PREVENTION SYSTEM PROJECT PROGRAM FOR ELDERLY ABUSE CASES (ResPPEC)
The Reporting System and Prevention Program for Elderly Abuse Cases (ReSPPEC) is a community-based project which strengthens partnership and networks between and among the senior citizens sector, stakeholders and partners to ensure holistic and efficient delivery of services to respond to elderly abuse cases.
This project shall develop a holistic system that will put into place mechanisms and necessary procedures and protocols to formally report, investigate, intervene, document, monitor and provide follow-up services to victims of elderly abuse in the community.
The project also provides support groups for the perpetrators/abusers and treatment on ways to change their behavior, has components for values formation and rehabilitation of perpetrators/abusers to stop the cycle of violence. This project will also strengthen family and peer support to prevent abuse among the elderly.
To protect the rights of the elderly against all forms of abuse by having the knowledge in detecting elder abuse and ways of preventing it, and the establishment of local reporting mechanisms and referral system in order to provide services for their full rehabilitation/recovery.
The project is implemented in Regions I, VI, XI and NCR where most numbers of high incidence and reported cases of Elder Abuse where found.