Newsletter - January 19, 2020

  • Upcoming Education, Support & Networking
  • Research
Upcoming Education, Support & Networking
January 20, 2021

Guardianship Rounds
Noon - 1:00 PM (EST)

Join the Center for our Guardianship Rounds session, where each month an experienced guardian shares one of their challenging cases for discussion. Family and professional guardians alike are welcome to attend.

This month we welcome founder, owner, and primary service provider at Ethical Solutions LLC, Shannon Butler. Ms. Butler is the only Certified Master Guardian in the state of Minnesota and has more than 25 years of experience in the mental health field.

Shannon will be discussing the "dignity of risk" through a case in which the individual's wishes were to remain in the community, despite health and safety challenges. As the guardian, Shannon had to decide whether his best interest was served by allowing risk, or whether his safety should be the primary focus.
January 28, 2021

5 Points That Guide Successful Guardians
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM (EST)
In this 2 1/2 hour course, you will find your “true north” as a guardian by focusing on 5 guideposts. During this no-cost introductory workshop, you will learn fundamental principles of guardianship in Massachusetts including how guardians get appointed, how to determine what is expected of you, the documentation and paperwork standards you must meet, and how to navigate decision-making that is in the best interest of the individual you represent.

Heather Connors, Ph.D. leads this course with compassionate stories, real-world challenges, and her deep understanding of the written (and unwritten) rules for success as a guardian.
January 26, 2021

Guardianship Networking Group - New Year, New Ideas
Noon - 1:00 PM (EST)
Join us for the first meeting of our monthly Guardianship Networking Group, where professional and experienced guardians from all over the country will gather for a conversation among peers to share ideas and find answers.

Each month's meeting will feature a new topic. January's topic is "New Year, New Ideas." Heard of a new idea or modality that you would like to discuss? Tried a new approach that you found success with that you would like to share with other guardians? We encourage you to bring your questions and ideas and join us for this interactive networking group, as we work together to build excellence in guardianship.
End-of-Life Care for Persons Under Guardianship
The Center for Guardianship Excellence’s Executive Director Heather Connors, Ph.D. was part of a research team that completed a recently published, case-control cohort study describing the prevalence of guardianship and its association with adverse end-of-life care within the Veterans Health Administration.

Study is available for download at no cost until this Friday.
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