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This training is to raise awareness of self-neglect among vulnerable adults in Hawai’i. Speakers will provide an overview of self-neglect, self-neglect statistics in Hawai’i, responsive interventions and helpful resources, and the role of Adult Protective Services.

This training is sponsored by Ola HAWAII, a program at the John A. Burns School of Medicine is supported by grant number U54MD007601 from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand how self-neglect is defined by Hawai’i law and who is an Adult Protective Services client;
  2. Identify and assess key indicators of self-neglect;
  3. Understand ethical values and principles in working with people who self-neglect and “capacity to consent’;
  4. Distinguish key types of intervention for people who self-neglect.

Featured Speakers include:

  • Paul Needham, owner, TCS Services. Retired from 36 years of service to Oklahoma Dept. of Human Services, Adult Protective Services
  • Sharon Adric, Lead Trainer, Dept. of Human Services, Adult Protective Services & Community Services Branch
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