BC Association of Community Response Networks

Our Top 4: Resources for April


  1. West Coast Older Adult Needs Assessment (2020): Funded by BC CRN, the Pacific Rim Hospice Society in collaboration with Coastal Family Resource Coalition, the host agency for the Coastal Coalition CRN, and the West Coast Senior Services Network conducted a needs assessment on services for Elders and older adults (55 and better) in ten remote and rural west coast communities on Vancouver Island.*
  2. Update on the 2009 Provincial Strategy Document on Vulnerable Adults and Capability in British Columbia: A Discussion Paper and Reference Guide (2021): The Canadian Centre for Elder Law (CCEL) is a division of the British Columbia Law Institute (BCLI) In 2009, the BC Adult Abuse and Neglect Prevention Collaborative (the Collaborative) published the report, Provincial Strategy Document: Vulnerable Adults and Capability Issues in British Columbia (the Vanguard Report). The publication was prepared by the Canadian Centre for Elder Law (CCEL) with funding from the Law Foundation of BC. The report summarized the state of the law in BC and included 17 recommendations for enhancing law, policy, and practice in relation to incapability and vulnerable adult abuse and neglect prevention and response. This current discussion paper and reference guide was produced for the Collaborative and the BC Council to Reduce Elder Abuse (CREA) to update the Vanguard Report. The paper identifies developments related to each of the recommendations, summarizes recent court decisions, provides an update on the status of key legislation, and reviews trends in academic research, media, government, and non-profit sector work.*
  3. Addressing Workplace Bullying and Harassment through Trauma-Informed Practices – Video (2021): This online webinar of Northcentral University alumni Dr. Jason Walker’s presentation reflects the emerging body of literature on the prevalence and impact of workplace bullying and harassment within a trauma-informed practice framework. (Video run time: 1 hour)
  4. Web-based Advance Care Planning information for British Columbians of South Asian or Chinese background (2021): The BC Centre for Palliative Care now offers information and resources in English, Punjabi, Traditional Chinese, and Simplified Chinese on their website. To select your language of choice, go to the drop-down box beneath the main title and select your language of choice. The culturally and linguistically adapted Advance Care Planning information and resources on the BC Centre for Palliative Care’s website are the products of a two-year project funded by Health Canada. These resources were developed, tested, and improved through community-based participatory action research.

*Denotes BC CRN funded or BC CRN-involved resource.

“Like” Facebook or “follow” us on Twitter to receive the latest resources on adult abuse and neglect.

(Header photo: Creative Commons License)