Advocates Academy: Webinars and Events
Reforming Adult Guardianship Through Working Interdisciplinary Networks of Guardianship Stakeholders (WINGS)
Date: Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Time: 11:00 AM -12:30 PM Pacific Time (2:00-3:30 PM EST)
Hosted by: California Elder Justice Coalition
Registration coming soon.
Protecting the rights of adults subject to – or potentially subject to – guardianship is among the most complex and controversial challenges elder justice advocates face. It involves balancing the rights and autonomy of these adults with society’s obligation to protect individuals unable to protect themselves.
Working Interdisciplinary Networks of Guardianship Stakeholders (WINGS) are ongoing court-stakeholder partnerships to drive changes in guardianship policy and practice, promote less restrictive options , and address guardianship abuse. Under the leadership of the court, WINGS bring together a multidisciplinary array of stakeholders from diverse agencies to prioritize key issues and work collectively toward their resolution. In 2016, the American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging, with the National Center for State Courts, received an Elder Justice Innovation Grant from the U.S. Administration on Community Living (ACL) to establish, expand, and enhance state WINGS. A panel of representatives from the ABA Commission and state WINGS will showcase their work and direct participants to resources and promising strategies.
Erica Wood, Assistant Director, American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging
Dari Pogach, Staff Attorney, American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging
Please contact CEJC's Coordinator Christine Damonte at ChristineDamonteCEJC@gmail.com with any questions regarding the webinar.
This National Elder Justice Advocates Academy webinar is hosted by CEJC with support from the Huguette Clark Family Fund for the Protection of Elders.
PAST WEBINAR RECORDINGS
State ID Theft Coalitions: Stolen Identities and Beyond (May 2019)
In Conversation with Bill Benson: The State of Elder Justice (March 2019)
What's new in Undue Influence: Definitions, Tools, and Court Responses (November 2018)
Homelessness in Older Adults: Causes, Consequences and Prevention (September 2018)
International Financial Crimes: How Do We Turn the Tide and Help Older Victims? (August 2018)
Engaging Financial Institutions in Abuse Investigations (June 2018)
Building an Elder Justice Framework State by State (May 2018)
Click here for recordings of past webinars.
Visit the National Network of State Elder Justice Coalitions page for information regarding sessions taking place at the upcoming ASA 2019 Aging in America Conference, April 15-18 in New Orleans.
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