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Do you have a duty to respond to the abuse of a vulnerable adult?
How can you respond in a way that respects privacy, decision-making autonomy, and other rights?
In this presentation Krista will:
- Explain the laws in British Columbia that are relevant to adult abuse and neglect responses,
- Identify some best practices for ethical responses, and
- Share some helpful resources.
- Answer your questions about the law.
Krista James is the National Director of the Canadian Centre for Elder Law (CCEL), which conducts research, and develops reports and educational tools on legal and policy issues related to aging. The CCEL collaborates with community stakeholders and organizations to identify and address subjects that impact older people.
Krista is interested in how gender and other aspects of identity impact aging and encourages approaches to aging policy that recognize the citizenship rights of older people and reject systemic ageism.
Her work focuses on law and policy issues linked to aging, and human rights law. She graduated from UBC Law School in 1997 and was called to the BC Bar in 1998. Before joining the CCEL, she practiced labour law with a focus on human rights and disability issues. Over the years Krista has worked with women’s centres and various non-profit community organizations serving low-income people in BC. She has also worked as a legal advocate and a victim assistance worker.
Provincial Learning Events take place the third Tuesday of the month from 10:30 AM to 12 Noon (PDT). These webinars are always free of charge and everyone is welcome.