BC Association of Community Response Networks

Gear Up Your Knowledge of Adult Abuse, Neglect & Self-Neglect

Be sure to include BC CRN’s outreach programs on your back-to-school shopping list!

Based on feedback we’ve received to date, we’ve modified and expanded our community program offerings to accommodate in-person and online settings, and different lengths of time.

Our presentations, education sessions, and workshops are always free of charge and we’ll work closely with you to ensure the presentation meets your specific objectives and to ensure a smooth set-up.

It’s Not Right!

Our most popular program, It’s Not Right! will help you understand what adult abuse, neglect, and self-neglect are, the signs of when it might be happening, what you can do to safely and sensitively help, and to whom you can refer.

This program is appropriate for anyone interested in learning more about the topic and what can be done as concerned community citizens.

Time Needed

What We Could Cover*

Introduction   15-30 minutes
  • Overview of abuse and neglect.
  • Summary of the signs of abuse and neglect.
  • Overview of It’s Not Right! and how it works.
Basic 90 minutes
  • The forms abuse and neglect can take.
  • Overview of the signs of adult abuse and neglect and what you can do about it.
  • Discussion and analysis of a specific video scenario to apply what you’ve learned.
Advanced 3-4 hours
  • An in-depth look at abuse, neglect, and self-neglect, the signs, and what you can do as a friend, family member, or concerned citizen.
  • Discussion and analysis of a variety of video scenarios to apply what you’ve learned.

*We customize each presentation for you. Once we’ve confirmed the date of your session, we will talk to you about what it is you want to achieve and what is important to your team.


Gatekeeper is designed specifically for frontline and essential workers who have regular contact with the general public and vulnerable adult populations as part of their daily work.

Learn more about the different forms of abuse, neglect, and self-neglect, including how to spot the signs, the role an essential worker has in addressing it, and how to safely, sensitively, and correctly refer individuals to the help and assistance they need.

Gatekeeper sessions are 90 minutes long.

Book Your Sessions Now

Contact your local CRN or BC CRN directly to reserve your sessions or complete the online form to get the process started.

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