Lynn PicLynn Barry, MSW, Ph.D. candidate, worked as a child welfare investigator for over 20 years with Alberta Family and Social Services and was the Coordinator for Training and Staff Development with child welfare from 1999-2002 before resigning in 2003.   She is the founding and Executive Director of the Canadian Society for the Investigation of Child Abuse (1985) and has coordinated and produced “For the Kids”: A Sexual Abuse Training Program for Police and Social Workers (1989); and “You’re Not Alone”: A Child Witness Court Preparation Training Program (1995).

Lynn is now devoted to teaching senior social work courses and conducts regular workshops on child abuse response to police officers, child welfare workers, teachers, day care staff and other community professionals.   She conceived and developed both the Calgary Child Witness Court Preparation Program and the Child Abuse Response Certificate Program and remains the director of both programs.   She was a lead researcher partnering with RESOLVE Alberta (University of Calgary) to conduct research into “The Impact of Premenstrual Syndrome on Women’s Parenting” and ” A 10 Year Review of the Child Witness Court Preparation Program”. She was awarded a 2005 Centennial Medal by the Alberta Government for her contributions in the field of social services.


Alice Pic (Purple)Alice has worked for the Canadian Child Abuse Association for over 17 years and is very familiar with the court process. She is critical to ensuring that children, families and community professionals are appropriately directed through the systems.

Course Facilitator: Lynn Barry lynnb@ccaa.org (250) 447-7675

CCAA Administrator: Alice Gifford aliceg@ccaa.org (403) 289-8385 Fax: (403) 254-2684

CCAA – PO Box 42066, Acadia Postal Outlet. Calgary, Alberta T2J 7A6