Practical Information on Supported Decision Making (SDM) and Elders

CityDenver
CountyDelaware (NY2963)
Date04/10/2019
Hours09:00
CategoriaEvents
Official Website
Denver
Delaware (NY2963)
Tel 2019-04-10
Categoria Events

Presented byKelsey Lesco, Colorado Legal Assistance Developer for Elders under the Older Americans Act OverviewThis training will explore Supported Decision Making.  Supported Decision Making (SDM) is a individualized, person-centred process that allows a person with diminished capacity to retain their decision-making capability by selecting friends, family members, professionals, or others to serve as advisors. These advisors help the person to understand and communicate decisions.  Supported Decision Making is a growing alternative to guardianship and conservatorship.  Following an overview of SDM, this training will discuss capacity, implications of guardianship, consequences of a lack of autonomy, and provide practical information on the SDM process and its limitations.Who Should AttendCaregivers and Professionals Who Should Attend: Social work practitioners, medical, psychologists and mental health, legal/judicial, law enforcement officials and personnel, home care placement agencies, court-appointed guardians and conservators, community-center board staff and clergy.

All of the above – whether paid or unpaid..

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