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.