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Intro to Guardianship

Intro to Guardianship Training

This training is an introduction to the duties, responsibilities, and role of a guardian. It is designed as a first look at the basics of guardianship.

Target Audience

Who should attend? This training is ideal for family members and recently appointed guardians.

Benefits of Training

Although training is not required to be a guardian in Massachusetts, becoming a guardian can sometimes be overwhelming. Attending this training will provide the basics of guardianship, such as decision making standards and rights of the person under guardianship.

Topics Covered

  • Overview of Guardianship
  • Types of Guardianship
  • Limitations to authority
  • Rights and Responsibilities of the Person Under Guardianship
  • Types of Guardianship
  • Surrogate Decision Making Standards
  • Informed Consent
  • Documentation & Paperwork

Below is a list of the upcoming dates and locations.


Registration is not required. Space is limited, seating provided on a first come first serve basis.

This training is provided as a public service and is being hosted at locations throughout Massachusetts.

Click here to host if you would like to provide training at your location.


The information contained in the training tutorial is presented as general educational information to help guardians in their new or existing responsibilities but is not and should not be considered legal advice. To resolve specific issues or problems, a guardian should seek advice from an attorney.

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