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Podcasts share promising practices and innovations from adult protective services (APS) and allied programs across the country. 

Our goal is to highlight what is achievable with fresh ideas and new partnerships to help you envision what may be replicated in your program.

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Person and Community Centered Approaches to APS Cases Involving Substance Use Disorder

September 2022 - The fourth in a series of podcasts which share promising practices and innovations from various APS programs who have received Administration for Community Living (ACL) discretionary grants. In this podcast, Jennifer Spoeri, APS TARC Subject Matter Expert and Lianna Waller, Acting Adult Protective Services Bureau Chief discuss how Montana APS has maximized ACL funding in working with APS clients, alleged perpetrators, community, and service providers to better serve Montanans experiencing opioid and substance use disorders. Program goals include whole client/community APS assessment and service planning, decreasing case reoccurrence, tracking, and documenting services/resources, as well as identifying service gaps. Transcript

 

 

Enacting Equity-Informed APS Program Change: Maximizing Funding, Data and Collaboration

June 2022 - The third in a series of podcasts which share promising practices and innovations from various APS programs who have received Administration for Community Living (ACL) discretionary grants. In this podcast, Jennifer Spoeri, APS TARC Subject Matter Expert and Mary McGurran, Adult Protection Supervisor with the Minnesota Department of Human Services discuss how Minnesota APS is making equity-informed change across the program spectrum by maximizing ACL funding, data, and multi-level stakeholder collaboration. Transcript

 

Recognize, Report, Respond (R3) - Co-Designing a Technology-Based System With and For People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

April 2022 - The second in a series of podcasts which share promising practices and innovations from various APS programs who have received Administration for Community Living (ACL) discretionary grants. In this podcast, Jennifer Spoeri, APS TARC Subject Matter Expert, Mariah Freark, Deputy General Counsel for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Disabled Persons Protection Commission (DPPC), John Mullaly and Brian Kelly, both with MASS Advocates (Massachusetts Advocates Standing Strong), discuss the person-centered, collaborative co-design/development/implementation of an enhanced technology-based abuse education and reporting system called, “Recognize, Report, Respond (R3)” for use by people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. | Transcript

 

Improving APS Financial Exploitation Investigations Through Innovative Multi-Disciplinary Partnerships

February 2022 - The inaugural podcast, with Jennifer Spoeri, APS TARC Subject Matter Expert, and Angela Medina, APS Director of Policy and Performance Management at the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, focuses on how the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services is improving financial exploitation investigations and client services through multi-disciplinary partnerships and the use of high-level forensic accounting. | Transcript
 


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