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Webinar Series: Into the Future, Mental Health Support for Families Planning for the Future Recordings

NAMI Sarasota & Manatee recently partnered with Mental Health Community Centers to bring to you a Webinar Series. This Webinar series features 3 different live sessions via Zoom, and is focused on family planning for the future. Topics include, Guardianship (intro/alternative options), Financial Planning (setting up trusts & benefits), and Planning the Future (relationship in guardianship).

Part 1: Guardianship (An introduction to Guardianship and less restrictive alternatives)- August 12th, 2020, 4:00-6:30pm

Join professional guardian Mary Howard-Winters and Attorney Matthew Matechik as they offer unique insight into Florida guardianships. Drawing from personal and professional experience, they will review how guardianship cases come about, how a guardian protects the person and property of a vulnerable person, the legal process for establishing a guardianship, and how a guardianship is administered.

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Part 2: Financial Planning (Setting up trusts/Benefits-Medicaid, Disability), September 9th, 2020 4:00-6:30pm

This presentation will help you understand the function and purpose of a special needs trust, including first party and third party funded trusts, and explain how you can provide for your loved one in trust while preserving their ability to receive Means-Tested government benefits such as SSI and Medicaid.

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Part 3: Planning for the Future (Relationships in Guardianship), October 14th, 2020, 4-6:30pm

This presentation will be given by NAMI Family members who will share their experience of long term planning to support their loved ones who have experienced a mental health condition.



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