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Recap of the National Guardianship Association Meeting 2018

Monday, January 28, 2019 / Comments Off on Recap of the National Guardianship Association Meeting 2018

Recap of the National Guardianship Association Meeting by Heather Connors, Ph.D In October, the Guardianship Institute sent three representatives to the National Guardianship Association Annual Meeting in Palm Springs California. The conference brings together guardians and guardianship stakeholders from across the nation to learn, network and share resources. Educational opportunities included keynote speakers, breakout sessions…

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Massachusetts Guardianship Policy Institute
Report 2018-2019

Thursday, January 3, 2019 / Comments Off on Massachusetts Guardianship Policy Institute
Report 2018-2019

Annual report (2018-19) of the Massachusetts Guardianship Policy Institute.

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Decision Making Conference Recap

Thursday, January 3, 2019 / Comments Off on Decision Making Conference Recap

Models for Decisional Help Balancing Autonomy and Risk By Heather Connors, Ph.d. Photo Credit: Corinna Spinale One of the greatest challenges of serving as someone’s guardian or conservator is knowing when to limit interventions, so as to maintain the individual’s independence and dignity, without unduly risking harm to him or her, or to others.

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A National Perspective on Guardianship and Decisional Support Conference Recap

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 / Comments Off on A National Perspective on Guardianship and Decisional Support Conference Recap

A National Perspective on Guardianship and Decisional Support From: Heather Connors, Ph.D., and Traci Cucinotta, MSW, MBE To: Conference Participants and Institute Subscribers Report Date: January 19, 2018 Event Date: December 6, 2017 Abstract “A National Perspective on Guardianship and Decisional Support,” co-sponsored by the Massachusetts Guardianship Policy Institute and the National Association of Social Workers,…

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Fourth Colloquium Report

Friday, July 21, 2017 / Comments Off on Fourth Colloquium Report

Fourth Colloquium:  Public Guardianship in an Age of Self-Advocacy SUMMARY REPORT From:    Peter M. Macy, Guardian Community Trust, Inc. To:          Registrants and Subscribers to the Colloquium Series Date:     July 21, 2017 The Institute’s Fourth Colloquium, “Public Guardianship in an Age of Self-Advocacy,” held in Boston on June 23, 2017, lived up to its purpose: it…

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Third Colloquium Report

Thursday, December 22, 2016 / Comments Off on Third Colloquium Report

Summary Report Third Colloquium:  Proposal for a Public Guardianship Program From:  Heather L. Connors, Ph.D., Director of Research, Guardian Community Trust, Inc. To:       Registrants and Subscribers to the Colloquium Series Date:   December 22, 2016   Introduction The Third Colloquium: A Proposed Statute for Public Guardianship, part of the Institute’s Colloquium Series, was held on November…

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Second Colloquium Report

Thursday, June 30, 2016 / Comments Off on Second Colloquium Report

Summary Report Second Colloquium: Voluntary Public Guardianship Programs   From: Peter M. Macy, Exec. Dir., Guardian Community Trust, Inc. To:  Registrants and Subscribers to the Colloquium Series Date: June 30, 2016   I.                    Introduction The Colloquium on Volunteer Guardianship Programs, the second event in the Institute’s Colloquium Series, was held on June 13, 2016, at…

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First Colloquium Report

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 / Comments Off on First Colloquium Report

Summary Report Colloquium on Public Guardianship (Held November 10, 2015)   From:  Peter M. Macy, Exec. Dir., Guardian Community Trust, Inc. To:       Attendees and Registrants of Colloquium on Public Guardianship  Date:   Updated, April 12, 2016   Introduction The Massachusetts Guardianship Policy Institute (the “Institute”) held its first major educational event, the Colloquium on Public Guardianship,…

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