Who Decides? The Unique Dynamics of Serving Survivors with Guardians Webinar


Time: 02:00PM- 03:30 PM ET

Many survivors with disabilities have guardians, which can pose additional obstacles for service providers who want to provide competent services while upholding the confidentiality of the survivor. This webinar will be a primer on the particular issues that arise when a survivor has a guardian and give service providers guidance on issues such as substitute and supported decision-making models of guardianship, consent to medical treatment or exams, and confidentiality. It will provide information on how to approach the situation when the guardian is the perpetrator of violence. Practical tips will be provided on how to maintain a survivor-centered approach when the survivor has a guardian and how to approach survivors who seem to have difficulty understanding but don’t have a guardian.