Supported Decision Making, Guardianship, and APS: What’s Choice Got to Do With It?
Source: APS Technical Assistance Resource Center
There are no studies proving people are safer under guardianship, but many show the benefits of self-determination in avoiding and reducing maltreatment of vulnerable adults. Supported Decision Making recognizes that all people need help in making decisions; this session will discuss approaches that APS workers can use to address vulnerabilities while supporting a person’s decision making, reducing unnecessary guardianships.
Speakers:Jonathan Martinis, Senior Director for Law and Policy, Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse UniversityAnita Raymond, Program Manager, Center for Excellence in Supported Decision Making and Care Management & Consultation Programs, Volunteers of America MN
Topics: Cognition/Capacity, Multidisciplinary Teams
Intended Use: Self-directed Learning
Audience: Social Services
Level: Advanced, Basic