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The APS Blog is updated regularly with posts from contributing authors and new publications from the Adult Protective Services Technical Assistance Resource Center (APS TARC). Check back frequently or subscribe to our email list to receive updates. If you have ideas for future blog post to share with us, reach out to us via the Contact Us page.

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Headshot of author Jason Cannizzo

Septermber 27, 2019
Breaking Silos and Building Networks: Supporting Adults with Disabilities
Author: Kendra Kuehn, National Adult Protective Services Association

Today we are going to look at specific programs and organizations across the nation that address or support people with disabilities who have been victims of abuse, neglect, and exploitation. As in all APS work, a key theme is collaboration and support between organizations and agencies.

September 20, 2019
News from the Field - September 2019
Author: Kendra Kuehn, National Adult Protective Services Association

Recently, we explored innovative projects in APS programs, many of which have been supported by Administration for Community Living (ACL) APS enhancement grants. This month we will look at how the National Voluntary Consensus Guidelines for State Adult Protective Services Systems (“Guidelines”) developed by ACL are influencing state practice and policy.

Headshot of author Jason CannizzoAugust 29, 2019
What is Data Quality?
Author: Jason Cannizzo, APS TARC Staff

Over the past decade terms like big data, data analytics, and business intelligence have become commonplace, often heard in conversations between technology and business communities. The amount of data being collected has exploded in recent years, across all sectors of society. This blog addresses the specifics of what is meant by "data quality."

 
Headshot of Andrew CapehartAugust 5, 2019
Emergency Client Housing: A Complicated Issue
Author: Andrew Capehart, APS TARC Staff

A call comes into your APS intake hotline on a Friday afternoon. An elderly woman was reported to the police by a neighbor as having been abandoned by her caregiver. The police are calling for help with the elderly woman, who appears severely neglected. Read this post for more information about emergency client housing for clients such as this. 

 
Headshot of Kendra KuehnJuly 25, 2019
News from the Field - July 2019
Author: Kendra Kuehn, National Adult Protective Services Association

This post provides an overview of innovative projects in progress to improve services to adult protective services (APS) clients.  APS programs, researchers, and federal programs are all testing out new ideas in serving older adults and people with disabilities.

 
Headshot of Kendra KuehnJune 28, 2019
News from the Field - June 2019
Author: Kendra Kuehn, National Adult Protective Services Association

With the ending of most states’ legislative sessions, this month we will be looking at new statutes impacting adult protective services programs. From funding bills to program changes here is a snapshot of what’s happening nationwide.

 
Headshot of Holly Ramsey KlawsnikJune 26, 2019
Self-Neglect Knowledge, Policy, Practice & Research: Realities & Needs: The NAPSA ACL Elder Justice-Funded Project
Author: Holly Ramsey-Klawsnik, PhD, LCSW, LMFT, National Adult Protective Services Association

Learn about the self-neglect project undertaken by the National Adult Protective Services Association (NAPSA) and what it's uncovering about these cases. 

 
Headshot of Kendra KuehnMay 28, 2019
News from the Field - May 2019
Author: Kendra Kuehn, National Adult Protective Services Association

We are looking forward to World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) on June 15th and all events happening from the national to local level. This post will give you all the latest details. 

 
Headshot of author Julie SchoenMay 22, 2019
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2019 - Lifting Up Voices
Author: Julie Schoen, National Center on Elder Abuse

The National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) has a broad perspective on the ever changing, ever engaging social justice issue of elder abuse.  The NCEA provides the latest information regarding research, training, best practices, news and resources on elder abuse, neglect and exploitation to professionals and the public. Hear about what's happening for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD).

 
Headshot of Kendra KuehnApril 26, 2019
News from the Field - April 2019
Author: Kendra Kuehn, National Adult Protective Services Association

In this new monthly blog, we look forward to sharing what’s going on around the country. The APS Technical Assistance Resource Center (TARC) and the National Adult Protective Services Association (NAPSA) provide national and regional conference calls and a listserv to help APS workers and NAPSA members across the nation stay connected and share information and questions.

 
Headshots of authors Maria Greene and André FeijóoMarch 1, 2019
Con Artists Love a Major Disaster
Authors: Maria Greene & André Feijóo, APS TARC Team Members

Older adults and adults with disabilities are prime targets of con artists after a major disaster. Government warnings prior to natural disasters - such as hurricanes, flooding, and tornadoes, or man-made disasters such as chemical spills and wildfires - provide guidance on the safety of people, animals, and property. Read about the scams that target people recovering from a major disaster and how they can be avoided. 

 
Headshot of author Dan ElliotFebruary 1, 2019
Self Defense on the Job Is Like Defensive Driving
Author: Dan Elliot, Cooperative Communication Specialist

There are lots of techniques for being safe at work, but there are things to be considered first, especially for adult protective services investigators dealing with clients in their own homes. This blog will address some of the basics of worker safety. 

 
Headshot of Andrew CapehartJanuary 1, 2019
Welcome to the Adult Protective Services Technical Assistance Resource Center (APS TARC) and the APS Blog!
Author: Andrew Capehart, APS TARC Staff

Welcome to our blog and to the Adult Protective Services Technical Assistance Resource Center (APS TARC)!

 

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