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Briefs

Briefs contain a synopsis of information on specific topics and links for additional information. Many of our briefs are short interviews with subject matter experts in the field.

Training Supervisors in Adult Protective Services: Guidance and Resources

Adult Protective Services (APS) supervisors are vital to the success of APS programs and their role is fundamental in assuring the safety and well-being of APS clients. They perform both clinical and administrative functions, approve casework decisions at key junctures, and guide and support staff in case planning and management, among other duties and responsibilities. APS supervisors often come to their position with little or no training on effective supervision and frequently assume the role without an understanding of the wide array of responsibilities the position entails. This brief details guidance and resources for for training APS supervisors.

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Interviews with Experts

Headshot of brief author Scott ModellInterview with Experts – Interviewing Persons with Disabilities

An interview with Scott Modell, PhD, on interviewing persons with disabilities. Dr. Modell is an expert in abuse, crime victims with disabilities, disability etiology, and interview techniques. He has authored nine books and has over 300 published articles and abstracts. Dr. Modell is frequently invited to lecture at national and international conferences regarding child abuse and crime victims with disabilities.

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Headshot of brief author Kathryn SappInterview with Experts - How the Opioid Epidemic is Impacting APS

An interview with Kathryn Sapp, who manages Missouri’s APS Policy and Staff Development bureau and has provided information for submission to the National Opioid Czar on the issue of how opioids are affecting APS.

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Headshot of brief author Michael HagenlockInterview with Experts - APS in Rural Areas

An interview with Michael Hagenlock, Bureau Chief for APS in Montana, on APS in his rural state. It is estimated that by 2030, Montana will be one of ten states in the country to have more people over the age of 65 than under the age of 18, and it is predicted Montana is on pace to rank #3 in elder population by 2030. Montana can be classified as rural, but in many areas is considered frontier. Montana APS runs a successful and innovative program. Michael spends much of his time crisscrossing the state to manage the program.

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Headshot of brief author Candace HeislerInterview with Experts - Interviewing Alleged Perpetrators

An interview with Candace Heisler on interviewing alleged perpetrators. Candace Heisler is a retired San Francisco prosecutor. She spent 25 years with the San Francisco District Attorney, more than 10 as head of the Domestic Violence Unit. For more than 20 years she has served as a national expert consultant and trainer in domestic violence, abuse in later life, and elder abuse. She has designed curricula for APS and other professionals and has published widely in these fields.

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Headshot of author Paul GreenwoodInterview with Experts - Working with the Criminal Justice System

An interview with Paul Greenwood on improving outcomes of shared adult protective services and criminal justice cases. Paul Greenwood recently retired from his 22-year role as San Diego County Deputy District Attorney in charge of the elder abuse division. He is now a consultant and educator on the topic of elder abuse.

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joe-snyder.pngInterview with Experts - Working with Financial Institutions

An interview with Joe Snyder about how adult protective services (APS) can work with financial Institutions. Joe Snyder is the chair of the National Adult Protective Services Association’s Policy Committee and works for NAPSA as an expert consultant on projects to improve the response of APS and financial institutions to cases of financial abuse.

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Headshot of brief author Lori DelagrammatikasInterviews with Experts: Nurses and Adult Protective Services

Some adult protective services (APS) programs employ nurses as part of their workforce. This brief contains an interview with Lori Delagrammatikas, Executive Director of the National Adult Protective Services Association, about how and why APS nurses are an essential part of the team.

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Headshot of brief author Bill BensonInterview with Experts: Funding Sources for Adult Protective Services

Adult Protective Services (APS) programs are funded in a variety of ways. This brief contains an overview with Bill Benson, National Adult Protective Services Association’s Policy Advisor, on various ways programs are funded across the US.Adult Protective Services (APS) programs are funded in a variety of ways.This brief demysifies the funding of APS programs at the state and local level and addresses funding streams such as the Social Services Block Grant, Medicaid, and local property taxes.

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