The materials are intended to be used to facilitate dialogues, workshops and education events to raise awareness and coordinate community responses to abuse and neglect of older or vulnerable adults.
The following education and practice support materials are for educators, facilitators, Community Health and Human Service Workers, First Nations Community Members, Health Authority Staff, Community Response Network Members, and a wide range of adult learners to understand the complex dynamic of abuse, neglect and self-neglect of vulnerable adults and older adult in First Nations communities.
National First Nations ReAct Manual (English) and National First Nations ReAct Manual (French) - Interactive PDF manual for workers who are responding to situations of suspected abuse, neglect or self-neglect. Laws and resources related to guardianship, adult protection and incapability are complex and different in each province/territory. Information specific to each jurisdiction can be found by clicking on the corresponding section of the Canada maps located throughout the manual.
First Nations Manual - Interactive PDF e-manual includes: chapters of the manual, videos, animated case studies, links to other resources, tools & templates, as well as an on-line quiz. Users can complete the quiz as often as they wish to achieve a 100% score and generate a certificate of achievement.
Amanda Brown - BC Adult Guardianship Act and the role of a Designated Agency - Amanda Brown, Director ReAct Project provides an overview of the BC Adult Guardianship Act and the role of a Designated Agency.
Chief Joseph - Breaking the silence about elder abuse - The Thunderbird image was inspired by the Life and Work of Chief Robert Joseph. Chief Joseph’s traditional name is Kwun Kwun Wha Lee Gei Gee (Big Thunderbird), and he is a Hereditary Chief of the Gwa wa enuk First Nation. In this video, Chief Joseph talks about the importance of breaking the silence about elder abuse.
Introduction - This should be viewed first, as it provides an introduction to the Adult Guardianship Act, fictional case study characters John & Mary, and reviews roles & responsibilities of a Designated Responder, Community Health Worker, Emergency Services Worker & a Community Response Network Volunteer.
and Mary's Story
- These fictional case studies can be viewed in any sequence. The animated scenarios and characters were developed to pilot the CONCEPT and SCRIPT, demonstrating how a First Nations Community might work together to resolve an issue of Elder Abuse. Feedback from this pilot phase will inform and guide future development. After viewing the animations, please email feedback to: email@example.com