BC CRN Toolkit"The Community Response Network Tool Kit was first published in the Fall of 2001; that version of the Tool Kit may be found under "Older Documents". The Tool Kit was republished in 2015.This Tool Kit is comprised of eight chapters; it can be read from beginning to end, and we hope you will read all of it at some point, but it can also be read in any way that meets your needs. The first 3 chapters, though, are very important and will lay the foundation for a healthy start. This is an update of the original Community Response Network Toolkit published in the 1990s by the Public Guardian and Trustee of BC. Since that time, we have learned and developed a great deal of information that may be helpful to you in your CRN work. The original CRN Toolkit was a much lengthier document. We have reduced the content but have provided links throughout for people to seek further detail on a number of topics. If you want more information, click on the embedded links. Use them or explore the BC CRN website or other sources for what you need."

Source: BC Association of Community Response Networks

The following resource is part of the Family Violence Initiative, funded by the RCMP. Find similar tools by searching for the FVIF tag or consult the list of available resources.

Screen Shot 2015 11 24 at 12.25.03 PMA Guide to Establishing Support Groups at Seniors Independently Housing Facilities

"This guidebook is the culmination of a twelve month project by the BC Centre for Elder Advocacy and Support (BCCEAS). The Building Community Bridges: Outreach to Older Women Project was funded by the 2011 Domestic Violence Prevention Response Fund of the Victim Service & Crime Prevention Division, Ministry of Justice, Province of British Columbia. The project was designed to address an unmet need by facilitating the development of support systems for older adult women who may be victims of domestic violence and other forms of abuse. Older adults who have experienced domestic violence and abuse are often isolated and unwilling to disclose abuse to professionals or their peers. The aim of the project was to connect older adult women with their peers in a comfortable and familiar environment in order to break down social isolation and increase the likelihood that they would be able to access the justice system." 

Source: BC Centre for Elder Advocacy and Support

Winnipeg Health Authority Toolkit"The purpose of the Respectful Communities toolkit is to provide older adults, service providers and community partners with information and resources to prevent and respond to bullying behaviour in a community setting."

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Source: Winnipeg Regional Health Authority  

Understanding Senior Abuse A Toolkit for Community Champions"This toolkit has been developed by the Department of Seniors to help Nova Scotians understand and prevent senior abuse. We call it a toolkit because it's packed with tools you can use to make your community a safer, more respectful place for older adults."

Source: Government of Nova Scotia - Department of Seniors

Making Connections Building Networks to Prevent Abuse of Older Adults

The Building Networks and Leading the Way are two efforts by the Northwest Territories Seniors' Society to prevent the abuse of older adults. The objectives of this project are:

  • To identify recent/current elder abuse awareness, intervention, prevention practices in the various regions of the Northwest Territories;
  • To facilitate the establishment of information networks and share information on best/promising practice to address all aspects of elder abuse in the various regions of the Northwest Territories;
  • To develop support networks for those involved in addressing elder abuse in the various regions of the Northwest Territories.

    This research document was carried out by Lutra Associates Ltd, who were contracted by the Society to carry out this work.


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