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Areas of Interest/Working Groups (2003)

1. ASSESSMENT of RISKS

A. Hoarding Behavior & Assessment
  • Understanding the Disorder
  • Guidelines for Distinguishing Clutter from Hoarding
  • Guidelines for Assessing Animals
  • Review of Existing Forms
B. Building, Fire & Health Codes
  • Indicators for Unsafe Conditions: Local Building & Health Codes
  • Minimum Fire Safety Requirements
  • Household Hygiene Issues & Ordinances Relating tCleanliness
  • Minimum Ordinances on Issues of Habitability
  • Olfactory Guidelines
2. DEVELOPMENT OF INTERVENTION PROTOCOLS

A. Coordination of Services/Agencies
  • Referral Process
  • Working with Family Members, Landlords, Co-op Boards, Housing Managers & Home Care Agencies
B. Legal Issues
  • Role of Protective Services
  • What tdWhen a Client Receives an Eviction Notice
  • The Role of the Legal Aid/Legal Services Attorney
  • Working with the Housing Court
  • Preparing for an Inspection
  • Role of ADA and Human Rights
C. Guidelines for De-Cluttering
  • Prevention & Early Intervention
  • Alternatives "Clean-Outs"
  • How tBegin
  • Re-Organization & Partial Cleaning
  • Client Risk Factors for Catastrophic Reactions
  • Therapeutic Interventions During De-Cluttering
  • Practical Concerns Regarding Valuables & Removal of Possessions
  • Working with People whHave Dementia
  • Temporary or Permanent Shelters for Animals
  • How tMaintain the Environment After Intervention
  • Financial Resources
3. EDUCATION

A. Brochure for People Who Hoard & Concerned Others
B. Internet Content
C. Conference
 
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