STAR is excited to welcome Anita Raymond, LISW, CMC as a guest speaker on August 15th. Anita is an expert from the Center for Excellence in Supported Decision Making and she will be addressing the hot topic subjects of guardianship and rights.
You won’t want to miss this opportunity!
Anita Raymond, LISW, CMC 

Anita is the Program Manager of the Center for Excellence in Supported Decision Making (Protective Services) and Care Management & Consultation programs at Volunteers of America MN & WI. CESDM provides information, advice, consultation, and assessments regarding vulnerable adults whose decisional capacity is in question, and petitioning to establish guardianships / conservatorships when necessary.

Anita is also the Coordinator of WINGS-MN (Working Interdisciplinary Network of Guardianship Stakeholders), whose aim is to build a system that prioritizes supportive decision making and less restrictive alternatives to guardianship, and that maximizes autonomy for persons under guardianship.

Anita is an active member of the Minnesota Association for Guardianship and Conservatorship (MAGiC), currently serving on the Executive Board and has served in various positions including President, Communications, Conference, Standards, and Journal Chairs.  Additionally, is a member of the MN Elder Justice Center’s partners group, the Aging Life Care Association.

Anita frequently presents to community and professional groups in a variety of settings as well as to families and caregivers through community education and caregiver workshops. Presentation topics include guardianship and conservatorship; alternatives to guardianship and conservatorship; vulnerable adults and maltreatment; planning for incapacity; advance directives, ethics of client self-determination and rights, the ethics of communicating with persons with dementia using therapeutic fibbing, and more.

Anita was honored to have received the Volunteers of America national 2018 Leadership Award for Excellence in Program Management. 

Right to Be Safe vs Right to Take Risks
for People Under Guardianship and Conservatorship

How far do the responsibilities granted to a guardian or conservator extend into the daily lives of wards/protected persons? Conflict or confusion between persons and their guardians/conservators, and residential and care providers can quickly emerge as each entity may view the issues of right to self-determinization, the dignity of risk, and the need for protection very differently.  This session will discuss these competing ethical values, provide practical and legal perspectives about self-determination and the right to take risks vs. the right to be safe conundrum.

At the conclusion of the presentation, participants will be able to:
  • List powers and duties of granted to guardians/conservators
  • Understand rights retained by persons under guardianship/conservatorship
  • Describe the tension between decision maker and provider needs for safety and quality of life and desires of the person served from legal, ethical, and practical perspectives.

Time: 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Cost: $65 - register early and SAVE 10%!
CEU Contact Hours: 3.6 for Nurses, 3 for Social Workers ​