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Quarterly Trainings

Practical Information on Supported Decision Making (SDM) and Elders

Monday October 21, 2019
Senior Resource Development Agency (SRDA)
230 North Union, Room 101
Pueblo, Colorado 81005

This 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.

Presented by: Kelsey Lesco, Colorado Legal Assistance Developer for Elders under the Older Americans Act.

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.

Professional development CEU’s are available.

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Many of CCERAP’s training meetings are recorded and posted on our YouTube channel. These trainings qualify for Continuing Education Units (CLE) for long-term care ombudsmen and social workers. Each training video has supporting information available to download.


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