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Lesson 4 – Urgent Temporary Guardianships

Urgent Temporary Guardianships Emergency situations are handled in Massachusetts using The Verified Motion for Temporary (90-day) Guardianship. This 15-minute training explains typical situations demanding immediate action. It reviews the forms used to schedule a hearing in days instead of months. The case stories of Lisa and Jack help clarify two different, but similar procedures. At the end of this training,...

Lesson 3 – How to Become Someone’s Guardian

“How To Become Someone’s Guardian” reviews the process of becoming guardian of an adult-in Massachusetts from petition to decree. This 30-minute lesson is narrated by “Greta” a case story family guardian. Her insights and notes help clarify a complex legal process. At the end of this action-packed training you will know about the documentation needed to petition for guardianship and...

Lesson 2 – Types of Guardianship

“Types of Guardianship” explains the difference between Guardianship and Conservatorship. It teaches when and how temporary, permanent, partial, plenary, co-guardians, and successors are used to assist incapacitated adults. Four case stories help clarify how different one guardianship can be from another. At the end of this 15-minute training, you will be able to explain subtle differences between the types of...

Achieving Equity for LGBTQIA+ People

This workshop provides an overview of LGBTQIA+ disparities, demographics, and terminology, as well as key strategies for bringing high-quality care and services to LGBTQIA+ people. Participants will also learn about creating LGBTQIA+-inclusive environments of care, and legal considerations unique to LGBTQIA+ people. Join the conversation on Wednesday, October 13, 12-1 PM (EST). Mason J. Dunn, JD, (pronouns he/they) is the...

Understanding Guardianship

Dr. Heather Connors, Ph.D., Executive Director of The Center for Guardianship Excellence will be giving an overview of guardianship, best practices, and alternatives. Professionals in the fields of aging, disability, and mental health services view guardianship in many different ways. This presentation shares a fresh, practical approach to helping individuals improve their lives with a personally tailored balance of guardianship,...

Lesson 1 – What is Guardianship?

What is Guardianship? Guardians are appointed by Probate + Family Court to serve the needs of adults who are unable to make all of their decisions autonomously. This brief training program introduces the key terms and concepts you need to know in order to understand what guardians do, and what guardians should not do. At the end of this training,...

Tackling the Transition to Adulthood

Growing up is challenging for everyone. Families caring for loved ones with developmental or intellectual disabilities find this transition period especially difficult. Services end and a whole new set of standards need to be considered. In this live webinar, you will learn the answers to these key questions, and more: o What educational services are best for your loved one’s...

Support Group

Are you a newly appointed guardian who needs support navigating the day-to-day decisions that come with this important responsibility? Do you feel overwhelmed or confused by court documents, medical decisions or other issues that arise as you look out for the well-being of your family member or client? Join the Center for an informal, virtual support group. Facilitated by the...

Guardianship Rounds

Join the Center for our Guardianship Rounds session, based on the concept of hospital grand rounds, each month we are joined by an experienced guardian who shares one of their challenging cases for discussion. Family and professional guardians alike are welcome to attend.

Guardianship Networking

Join us for our monthly Guardianship Networking Group, where guardians from all over the country gather for conversation among peers to share ideas and find answers. Each month we feature a new topic for discussion. We hope you can join us for this interactive networking group, as we work together to build excellence in guardianship.