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Practical Information on Supported Decision Making (SDM) and Elders

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Aurora City Hall, City Council Chambers

15151 E. Alameda Pkwy

Aurora, Colorado

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Kelsey Lesco, Colorado Legal Assistance Developer for Elders under the Older Americans Act

Overview
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.

Who Should Attend
Caregivers and Professionals 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.

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Aurora City Hall, City Council Chambers

15151 E. Alameda Pkwy

Aurora, Colorado

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