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National Center on Law & Elder Rights: Role of Decision Supports in Elder Abuse Prevention and Recovery

  • 13 Jul 2021
  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Webcast

Role of Decision Supports in Elder Abuse Prevention and Recovery 

When: Tuesday, July 13, 2021, at 11:00-12:00 P.T./2:00-3:00 E.T.

Decision supports maximize independence and self-determination and empower older adults to use trusted supports, selected by the person, to provide help in making informed choices. Older adults who experience abuse or exploitation may lose existing supports and supporters and require new or enhanced supports in place. Many older adults need assistance identifying which types of decision supports are needed and how to develop a trustworthy support network. Oversight and accountability should be planned to identify abuse or exploitation so that interventions can happen if needed.

This webcast will explore strategies for determining decision supports for individuals who have experienced abuse, do not have easily identifiable persons to serve as supports, and/or need assistance with building and maintaining a support network.

After attending this training, attendees will be able to:

  • Identify person-centered decision supports that maximize self-determination;
  • Describe ways to provide assistance identifying supporters and create and maintain a support network; and
  • List two or more tools to use to create oversight and accountability.

This training will build on past NCLER Trainings on Decision Supports, including Decision-Making Supports: The Role of the Supporter or Advocate.


  • David Godfrey, ABA Commission on Law and Aging
  • Elizabeth Moran, ABA Commission on Law and Aging

Closed captioning will be available on this webcast. A link with access to the captions will be shared through GoToWebinar’s chat box shortly before the webcast start time.

This training will be presented in a WEBCAST format to accommodate more participants. Due to the high volume of participants, computer audio will be the only option to listen to the presentation. No telephone call-in number will be provided. Please plan accordingly. Thank you. 

This webcast will be recorded and available on our website shortly after the presentation. The recording and training materials will also be emailed to all registrants within a few days after the training.

The webcast will take place on Tuesday, July 13, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. PT/2:00 p.m. ET and will run for one hour.


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