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CANADIAN CHILD ABUSE ASSOCIATION

The CCAA supports kids that are required to testify in criminal court proceedings.

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THE CANADIAN CHILD ABUSE ASSOCIATION (CCAA) WAS FORMED IN 1985  IN RESPONSE TO A GROWING NEED FOR A COORDINATED, PROFESSIONAL APPROACH  TO CHILD ABUSE INVESTIGATIONS.


The Board of Directors of the non-profit society has been made  up of police officers, social workers, Crown prosecutors, child welfare  workers, Alberta Justice counsel, and treatment specialists.


CCAA is committed to supporting professionals, communities,  victims and witnesses involved in the investigation of child abuse  through the development and delivery of educational products and  services; promotion of a coordinated, interdisciplinary approach to  child abuse investigations; identification and response to key issues  and concerns of child abuse investigators; advocacy for excellence and  professionalism in the investigation of child abuse; promotion of the  well-being of children and families going through the investigative  process; provision of professional training and research.


SUPPORTING  and  PROTECTING
The Canadian Child Abuse Association is a national Network of  Excellence supporting and protecting abused children, their families,  and the professionals and communities involved in the investigation of  child abuse by: providing court preparation and court accompaniment programs to children testifying against the offender; providing forensic child abuse  & court preparation training & standard-setting so that the  adults responding to abused children are skilled in best evidence-based  practice; and providing a model of multidisciplinary best practice.