Advancing Guardianship Reform through Working Interdisciplinary Networks of Guardianship Stakeholders (WINGS)

Source: National Center on Law and Elder Abuse

Published: 2021

Summary:

Improvements to state adult guardianship systems can include the promotion of less restrictive options, strengthening rights, & ensuring accountability. To make real changes in law & practice requires the collaboration of courts with stakeholders in the legal, aging, & disability communities. Working Interdisciplinary Networks of Guardianship Stakeholders (WINGS) or similar collaborative entities in many states have begun to forge positive changes.

The 2020 American Bar Association Commission on Law & Aging WINGS Briefing Paper makes key findings and recommendations about the effectiveness of WINGS & the need for their long-term, systemic support. This webinar will highlight the WINGS Briefing Paper findings & recommendations, & summarize guardianship reform obstacles & efforts & the development of WINGS. Presenters will also offer tips to establish or enhance WINGS in your state.
This webinar will cover improvements & challenges in guardianship statutes & practice; necessary interdisciplinary collaboration to spark change; positive changes in law & practice initiated by WINGS; & specific steps to establish or enhance WINGS in your state.

Speakers:
• Edwin Walker, Administration for Community Living, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Aging
• Erica Wood, (Ret.) ABA Commission on Law and Aging
• Judge Lauren Holland, Lane County Circuit Court Judge
• Prof. John Craft, Faulkner University, Jones School of Law

Video Recording 

PowerPoint Slides

Chapter Summary

Link: Advancing Guardianship Reform through Working Interdisciplinary Networks of Guardianship Stakeholders (WINGS)

Topics: Cognition/Capacity, Legal, Multidisciplinary, Overview/General, Prevention

Access: Web-based

Intended Use: Self-directed Learning

Audience: Advocates, Caregivers, Legal/Law Enforcement, Social Services

Level: Basic, Intermediate

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