Provincial Advisory Committee on Child Abuse
PACCA is pleased to offer another in their series of educational workshops. For information on the upcoming workshop, Navigating the Child Mental Health System in Winnipeg, being held May 8, 2014, click here.
PACCA is pleased to announce the Ian Logan Memorial Award (ILMA) recipients for 2014.
ILMA - Direct Service Award Recipients:
Margie Fallis, Founder and Executive Director, Quest
Mike Morton, Clinical Therapist, MacDonald Youth
ILMA - Leadership Award Recipient:
Dr. Eric Sigurdson, Associate Professor, Faculty of
Medicine, University of Manitoba; Psychiatrist,
PsychHealth Centre, Health Sciences Centre
To learn more about the 2014 recipients click here.
Information about the awards event can be found here.
PACCA is pleased to announce that we are now accepting nominications for the Ian Logan Memorial Award. Nominations are being accepted in two categories: the Ian Logan Direct Service Award and the Ian Logan Leadership Award. More informaton and the nomination forms can be found here.
**Nominations closed January 17, 2014**
PACCA is pleased to announce the release of Reporting of Child Protection and Child Abuse: Handbook and Protocols for Manitoba Service Providers. The handbook was developed to help services providers, and all people working with children, recognize and report suspected child abuse.
The goal of the handbook is to create competency and efficiency in identifying and reporting child abuse. In Manitoba, it is everyone's legal obligation to protect children by reporting suspected child abuse. You do not need to know for sure if a child is in need of protection. If, in your honest judgement, you believe that a child may not be safe, you are legally required to report it.
If your organization has questions about anything related to this handbook, you can contact your PACCA representative, or email PACCA directly through the Contact Us page on this site.
NOTE: The four key Manitoba government departments on PACCA have distribution plans in place. Please consult with your organization before requesting materials.
Coinciding with PACCA's 40th anniversary, PACCA member John Chudzick wrote a brief history. It was featured in the October 2012 issue of Prairie Insights (the Manitoba Institute of Registered Social Workers newsletter, page 7).