The British Columbia Association of Community Response Networks (BCACRN) grew out of the need to create an on-going, permanent provincial funding and support structure for the benefit of local CRNs and adults in their communities experiencing abuse, neglect and self-neglect. The Association provides small project funding, materials, training, support people and maintains a website to assist Community Response Networks in their work. As well, provincial teleconferences are held on a monthly basis with all CRN members and interested parties invited to join the conversation.
At the local level, CRNs facilitate prevention and education activities with local stakeholders toward an end to abuse, neglect and self-neglect of adults in B.C. In liaising at the provincial level through their Regional Mentors and the Executive Director, CRNs assist in identifying common themes, barriers and issues which require work at the regional, provincial and sometimes national level.
CRNs hold true the following principles:
Download the Stopping Adult Abuse and Neglect Brochure
Tuesday, May 21st, 2013 10:30 to noon; Martha Jane Lewis from the BC Centre for Elder Advocacy Support (BCCEAS) will present an update on the new Seniors Abuse and Information Line (SAIL).
The Teleconference material is available by clicking here.
Information for past Teleconferences is available from the Provincial Teleconference page.
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
June 15th is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day!Find our materials here.
The Association's latest newsletter bc crn/POST, April, 2013.
Past issues of our newsletters can be found here.
The Public Guardian and Trustee (PGT) has prepared a summary of the Adult Guardianship Act which includes information on CLBC's role as a designated agency.