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<div class="ExternalClass48F03448023F4ECD9D7020440E2537C2"><p style="text-align:left;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/Locations%20and%20Services/AllItems/react_logo_small.gif" alt="react logo" style="margin:5px;vertical-align:baseline;width:153px;height:89px;" />​</p><p>We receive reports, provide consultation and coordinate responses to adults who are abused, neglected and self-neglected and are unable to seek support and assistance on their own due to: </p><ul><li><p>Physical restraint</p></li><li><p>Physical handicap that limits their ability to seek help, or<br></p></li><li><p>An illness, disease, injury or other conditions that affect their ability to make decisions about the abuse or neglect. <br></p></li></ul><p>Referrals to this program will be responded to in accordance with the <a href="http://www.bclaws.ca/Recon/document/ID/freeside/00_96006_01#part1" target="_blank">Adult Guardianship Act</a>. <br></p><p>The Adult Guardianship Act gives VCH enhanced powers to intervene in emergencies and to investigate situations where vulnerable adults are living at risk. The Adult Guardianship Act applies to abuse, neglect or self-neglect in a public place, the adult's home, a care facility or any other place except a correctional facility. </p><p>We provide Vancouver Coastal Health frontline care workers with education and supports to ensure they have the ability to:</p><ul><li><p>Recognize abuse, neglect and self-neglect of vulnerable adults<br></p></li><li><p>Know how and where to report suspected cases<br></p></li><li><p>Investigate and respond to reported cases. <br></p></li></ul><p>VCH staff can visit the <a href="http://vchconnect.vch.ca/programs_services/react/page_19523.htm" target="_blank">ReAct intranet site for staff resources</a>.</p><div><p>Learn more on the <a href="http://www.vchreact.ca/" target="_blank">VCH ReAct website</a>. <br></p></div></div>2121 Marine Drive3rd floorreact@vch.ca(604) 904-6179<div class="ExternalClass9F098CF4447948589F4EC4EA7A06ACE1">Office hours are Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.<br></div><div class="ExternalClass9F098CF4447948589F4EC4EA7A06ACE1"><p></p></div>(604) 904-61731 (877) REACT-99 or 1 (877) 732-2899 V7V 4Y2BC49.3307209,-123.17080859999999<div class="ExternalClass7768E23BD12C43A6B1FD2E4C1B2F9E1B"><p><a href="http://www.alzheimerbc.org/" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Alzheimer Society of BC</a><br></p><p><a href="http://www.disabilityalliancebc.org/" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Disability Alliance BC</a> (formerly BC Coalition of People with Disabilities)<br></p><p><a href="http://seniorsfirstbc.ca/" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Seniors First BC</a> (formerly British Columbia Centre for Elder Advocacy and Support)<br></p><p><a href="http://www.bccrns.ca/" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />British Columbia Community Response Networks </a><br></p><p><a href="http://yourmoney.cba.ca/seniors/overview/" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Canadian Bankers Association</a><br></p><p><a href="http://www.bcli.org/ccel" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Canadian Centre for Elder Law </a><br></p><p><a href="http://www.crisiscentre.bc.ca/" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention Centre of BC</a><br></p><p><a href="https://www.dawncanada.net/" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />DisAbled Women's Network (DAWN-RAFH)</a><br></p><p><a href="http://www.cwhn.ca/en/node/14637" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />National Clearinghouse on Family Violence</a><br></p><p><a href="http://www.publiclegaled.bc.ca/" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />The People's Law School </a><br></p><p><a href="http://www.trustee.bc.ca/" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Public Guardian and Trustee of British Columbia </a><br></p><p><a href="http://www.nidus.ca/" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Nidus Personal Planning Resource Centre and Registry</a> (formerly Representation Agreement Resource Centre)<br></p><p><a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-1472" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Seniors' Distress Line</a> (pilot for City of Vancouver only)</p><p><a href="http://www.pssg.gov.bc.ca/victimservices/" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />VictimLinkBC</a><br></p></div>West Community Health CentreReAct manual for staffReAct materials<div class="ExternalClass7BC4AEDD46464C4895AB7FF8E2FECA76"><p>VCH has prepared a manual to help frontline care workers and staff deal with suspected cases of abuse, neglect and self-neglect of vulnerable adults. Contact the ReAct program office for a copy of the manual or download <a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-1421" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Act on Abuse and Neglect: Manual for VCH staff</a>. <br></p><p>The manual provides:<br></p><div><ul><li><p>An overview of the Adult Guardianship Legislation and the role of VCH as a Designated Responder to suspected cases of abuse, neglect or self-neglect of a vulnerable adult<br></p></li><li><p>Information, responder processes, screening and assessment tools that help staff deal with suspected cases of abuse, neglect or self-neglect<br></p></li><li><p>Information on working with Police and the role of VCH<br></p></li><li><p>Assessment tools<br></p></li></ul></div><p>You can also download individual appendices and tools below:</p><p><a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-1417" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />VCH Quick Assessment Guide</a></p><p><a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-1422" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Brief Abuse Screen for the Elderly (BASE)</a></p><p><a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-1424" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Frontal Behavioral Inventory (FBI)</a></p><p><a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-1413" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Geriatric Depression Scale</a><br></p><p><a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-1414" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Indicators of Abuse Screen</a><br></p><p><a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-1415" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Lawton and Brody IADL Scale</a></p><p><a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-1423" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />The Caregiver Abuse Screen (Reis-Nahmiash CASE)</a></p><p><a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-1419" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Adult Abuse & Neglect Response Flow Chart</a></p><p><a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-1420" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Take Charge - It's Your Life! Make a Representation Agreement</a><br></p><p><a href="https://www.peopleslawschool.ca/publications/power-attorney" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Power of Attorney</a><br></p><p><a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-1418" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Referral to the Public Guardian & Trustee</a></p><p><a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-1416" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Options to Consider</a><br></p></div><div class="ExternalClassB07CD5B4A12E4A35A9796D5FF5BAA52C"><div><p><a href="/Documents/act-on-adult-abuse-your-duty-brochure.pdf" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />Act on adult abuse and neglect: It's your Duty Brochure</a><br></p><p><a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-1417" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Act on Abuse and Neglect: Quick Assessment Guide</a><br></p><p><a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-1477" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Adult Abuse and Neglect Response: It's your Duty Poster</a><br></p><p><a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-1419" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Adult Abuse and Neglect Response: Flow Chart Poster</a><br></p><p><a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-1421" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Act on Abuse and Neglect: A manual for Vancouver Coastal Health Staff</a><br></p><p><a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-1470" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />First Nations Act on Abuse and Neglect: First Nations Edition ReAct Manual</a><br></p><div><p><a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-1474" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Capability and Consent Tool - BC Edition</a><br></p><p>If you require original copies of these promotional materials, contact us by phone or email. <br></p></div></div></div>

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