Collaboration

The Revelstoke Community Response Network is a network of local organizations that work together to create a coordinated response to adult abuse, neglect and self-neglect.The CRN offers education and prevention activities against elder abuse and neglect and that of other vulnerable adults.

Individuals have the right to be treated with respect, access to basic needs, protection from neglect and physical, emotional, financial or sexual abuse, information about civil and legal rights, and control over their lives. If you think someone is mistreating you – or someone you know – call the Abuse Response line at 250-814-2267 or for developmentally disabled adults 250-832-1720.

 

Intergenerational Learning

The Revelstoke Community Response Network takes take a preventative and proactive approach to adult abuse by fostering a greater sense of community through its Intergenerational Learning program, currently in partnership with Moberly Manor and SD19/Bebgie View Elementary.  Rewards are many when we bring together generations: reduced feelings of isolation, breaking down barriers, learning about different ways of life, and creating new friendships are only some of the benefits experienced by both youth and seniors that have participated in this program.

Free Training and Education

The CRN’s Gatekeeper and It’s Not Right! training programs aim to educate people on how to identify abuse, including signs and red flags, as well as how to have a conversation with those you are concerned about. Situations of abuse can be complex for all those involved, as abusers can often be family members of those being abused, whether physically, financially emotionally or other.

About the Coordinator

Lisa Cyr

Lisa Cyr has been working in the social / non-profit sector for over 7 years, working primarily in advocacy and impact communications, specifically around information and communication rights and violence against women online (eVAW).  She has been working as CRN coordinator since May 2017 and also wears a variety of hats for the Revelstoke Women’s Shelter, which range from front line worker, communications coordinator and representing the Women’s Shelter at the Leadership Round table for the Vibrant Revelstoke – Affordability for All collective impact process for poverty reduction.

For more information, questions, or to book a training email [email protected] or visit www.bccrns.ca.

More about our work

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The Adult Abuse Bingo Card is a visual resource card that can help someone understand whether or not they are at risk of being abused.

 

Elder abuse is a community issue

BVE grade 4 class experiences the joy of intergenerational learning

Revelstoke’s Candlelight vigil for World Suicide Prevention Day