550 Winter St
Waltham, MA 02451
Registration and Cost
NAPO-New England Members: no registration needed
Visitors: Register and pay at the door. ($25)
Understanding and Working with Hoarding Behaviors
Attendees will gain an enhanced understanding of what hoarding disorder looks like and how it is
defined. This presentation will highlight the many vulnerabilities that complicate hoarding situations
including co-morbid disorders and decision-making deficits. The audience will learn to utilize effective
harm reduction approaches to working with clients on a short-term basis. This includes successful
training of the Uniform Inspection Checklist that focuses on objective, harm-reduction targets within an
individual’s home. This presentation demonstrates that all work with individuals demonstrating hoarding
behaviors must be a client-centered, collaborative process that respects the dignity and worth of the
person. Additionally, we will discuss how empathy and empowerment work together to better
engage the individual throughout the process of resolving safety and sanitary issues in their home.
- Gain increased knowledge of the mental health aspect of Hoarding Disorder and their
- Learn appropriate harm reduction approaches to addressing hoarding behaviors;
- Better understand the benefits of a multi-disciplinary, collaborativea approach to resolving
hoarding cases by utilizing a harm reduction tool, the Uniform Inspection Checklist.
About Eileen Dacey
Eileen Dacey, MSW, LCSW is currently the clinical hoarding specialist and program manager of the North Shore Center for Hoarding and Cluttering (NSCHC). NSCHC is a clinically based program that provides support groups, individual and family counseling. peer support programs, crisis case management, case/town/task force consultations, and agency and community training. Eileen chairs the North Shore Hoarding Task Force and is a member of the Boston Hoarding Task Force.
— Cancellation Policy —
In case of inclement weather, the NAPO-NE Board of Directors may cancel our monthly NAPO-NE business meeting in order to ensure safety. Should there be a snow emergency declared in the city of Waltham, MA, the President and the Treasurer will make a decision regarding the meeting no later than 2:00 pm that same day. The President will direct the website chair to reflect the change on the NAPO-New England website, will send out an email to the membership, and will notify the Boston/Waltham Embassy Suites of the meeting cancellation. Members should not call the Boston/Waltham Embassy Suites. Liaisons to Programming, Greeters, Associate Members, Facilitator, etc. will contact appropriate people to inform them of the cancellation.