Briefs contain a synopsis of information on specific topics from policy to practice and links for additional information.
An Overview of APS Self-Neglect Cases Using NAMRS Data
Self-neglect is different from other types of maltreatment since it does not involve abuse (unless there are multiple allegations) by a perpetrator. While the definition cites the “inability … to perform essential self-care tasks,” self-neglect is also often the consequence of the failure of formal and informal support networks (familial or social) to compensate for the individual’s difficulty to self-care. This brief provides a comprehensive overview using National Adult Maltreatment Reporting System (NAMRS) data of APS clients/victims and cases in which there is an allegation of self-neglect.
An Overview of Use of Specialized Staff in APS Practice
This brief is based on a one-time practice evaluation survey conducted in the spring of 2021. Included data reflects this specific point in time. Anecdotally, we believe that the use of specialized staff has increased since the survey as programs have used recent federal funding to experiment with new practices, including establishing specialized staff and units.
As part of the recently completed, soon to be published National APS Process Evaluation (“Evaluation”), the APS TARC asked state APS programs questions in a survey centered around practice (“APS Practice Survey”), administered in the spring of 2021, about their use of tools. The purpose of this brief is to contextualize, summarize, and provide additional analysis of data that were included in the evaluation report.
Partnerships are critical to APS success. This brief considers the role of partnerships in APS programs and summarizes data from the National Adult Protective Services (APS) Process Evaluation on partnerships, supplemented with National Adult Maltreatment Reporting System (NAMRS) data.
APS Admin 101: Resources and Information for New Adult Protective Services Administrators
This brief contains information and resources on a variety of topics from the history of APS to federal resources that can support APS programs and will provide a foundation for understanding some of the complexities of APS program administration.