- This event has passed.
Provincial Learning Event: Reporting Abuse and the Adult Guardianship Act
February 21, 2023 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
The Adult Guardianship Act is one of four acts that form BC’s adult guardianship legislation. Part 3 of the Adult Guardianship Act regarding support and assistance for abused and neglected adults is the part of the legislation most closely connected to the BC CRN.
In this presentation, participants can expect to receive an overview of the Adult Guardianship Act from the context of Vancouver Coastal Health’s Re:Act Adult Protection Program.
Amanda Brown, MSW, RSW is the Director of Vancouver Coastal Health’s Re:Act Adult Protection Program. She provides education, consultation, and systemic support to designated responders who investigate and intervene in situations of vulnerable adult abuse, neglect, and self-neglect. She is the regional lead on issues related to the Adult Guardianship Act and her work includes partnering with community agencies to develop response protocols. She is a past Director of the BC Association of Community Response Networks, and she currently sits on many provincial committees and networks working to prevent abuse of vulnerable adults.
Elisse Tan, MSW, RSW, is a registered social worker, working with the Re:Act Adult Protection Program. She brings over fifteen years of experience in health care, working within hospital and community-based settings. Elisse’s work has spanned across various front line and leadership positions within Fraser Health and Vancouver Coastal Health. In her current role, Elisse supports clinicians working as designated responders, by providing education and consultation about the use of the Adult Guardianship Act, as well as other relevant legislation related to adult protection. She also serves as secretary on the BC CRN Board of Directors.