Today’s blog originally appeared in the October 25, 2023 e-newsletter of the National Center on Law and Elder Rights.
October is Guardianship Awareness Month, and NCLER has a number of new resources for advocates to use to learn more about guardianship and alternatives to guardianship.
The recordings of NCLER’s ACL-LSC training series, Closing the Justice Gap for Older Adults, are available on the NCLER website. Parts 2 and 4 of the series covered the topics of representing clients with a range of decisional capabilities and defending against or terminating guardianship. Both trainings provide advocates with information and strategies to help clients by reducing barriers to services, increasing independence and autonomy, and restoring their civil rights.
- Watch: Representing Clients with a Range of Decisional Capabilities and view the slides
- Watch: You Can Make a Difference – Defending Against or Terminating Guardianship and view the slides
- Also available this month is a Guardianship Awareness Resource Guide, created in partnership with the National Center on Elder Abuse. The guide has helpful guardianship trainings, podcasts and publications.
Case consultation assistance is available for attorneys and professionals seeking more information to help older adults. Contact NCLER at ConsultNCLER@acl.hhs.gov.