The Honourable Manmeet Bhullar, Minister of Alberta Human Services – Opening Remarks
In support of the five-point plan to improve child intervention, the Honourable Manmeet S. Bhullar, Minister of Human Services and Associate Minister Sandra Jansen hosted this forum to bring focus to an issue that profoundly affects the safety and well-being of children. The forum highlighted emerging research and best practices in the area of child sexual abuse to enhance and inform relevant policy and practice in Alberta. Researchers, practitioners, government representatives and members of the public participated in person and by way of live webcast and had an opportunity to provide input into the development of a comprehensive Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse Action Plan.
Like other population-level crises and disasters, the COVID-19 pandemic will have short- and long-term impacts on the mental health and psychosocial well-being of individuals and