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Mental Health Rights: Dependent Adults & Elders Rights to be Free of Abuse & Neglect

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Date:
Tuesday, February 08, 2022
Time:
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Event Type:
Class/Workshop
Organizer/Author:
Disability Rights California
Location Details:
Online webinar

Join Disability Rights California as we discuss how to address abuse and neglect.

When: February 8, 2022 @ 11:00 AM

Who: Elders, Dependent Adults, Family Members, Mandated Reporters

RSVP: https://www.disabilityrightsca.org/post/webinar-how-to-address-abuse-and-neglect-in-licensed-facilities-and-community-settings

*This training is presented from a peer perspective by people who have lived experience with mental health disabilities.

Live Caption and ASL Interpreter will be Available.


People receiving mental health treatment have a right to be free from all kinds of abuse. Abuse and neglect is a serious problem that has harmful effects on victims. Whether the abuse takes place in a licensed facility or community setting, it needs to be reported.

If you are an elder or dependent adult, you have rights that protect you from abuse and neglect. If you are an employee or volunteer at a licensed facility, you are a mandated reporter.

In this training, elders, dependent adults and mandated reporters will learn how, when and where to report abuse or neglect based on where it occurs.

We will explore the following:

--Who are elders and dependent adults?

--Define differences between abuse and neglect

--The effects of abuse and neglect on victims

--How to address abuse and neglect

--When and where to report it


Speaker:

Maria Garcia’s journey with Disability Rights California started 14 years ago. First as Assistant Patients’ Rights Advocate with the California Office of Patients’ Rights. COPR advocates for the rights of patients receiving mental health treatment at state hospitals.

Maria has lived experience with mental health and while working for COPR she learned to self-advocate and advocate for others. In 2020, she joined DRC’s Peer Self-Advocacy program as coordinator.

Her passion is learning and teaching to empower others.
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