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This APS-specific training resources list was updated in 2022 and is a non-exhaustive list. It is also a component of the APS Training Toolkit, which provides additional resources. 

For questions about the trainings noted here or suggestions for additions, please contact us

Notable Resources: Let’s Talk APS! - Monthly Peer Support Calls on practice to discuss training/investigation/care planning held the 3rd Wed at 3pm ET/12pm PT

  • Adult Protective Services Workforce Innovations (APSWI) - Provides innovative workforce development to APS professionals and their partners. In partnership with state and national organizations, have developed a nationally recognized training curriculum for APS professionals which is reviewed and approved by experts in the elder and dependent adult abuse fields. Instructor-led curricula, videos and transfer of learning tools are available free of charge. Fee-based eLearning for participants outside CA.

  • Department of Justice Elder Justice Initiative (EJI) - Together with federal, state, local and tribal partners, the Department of Justice is steadfastly committed to combatting all forms of elder abuse and financial exploitation through enforcement actions, training and resources, research, victim services, and public awareness.

Notable Resources: EJI Webinars | EJI Multidisciplinary Team Technical Assistance Resource Center (MDT TAC)

  • National Adult Protective Services Training Center (NATC) - Provides free access to training for APS professionals across the United States and Territories on topics related to providing protective services in a culturally responsive, trauma-informed, strengths-based, and person-centered manner.
  • National Adult Protective Services Association (NAPSA) - Offering nationally recognized core curriculum training, certificate program, annual conference, webinars, public awareness activities, etc. aimed at supporting the policy. advocacy, research, and professional development needs of the APS field.
  • National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) - 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.
  • National Center on Law and Elder Rights (NCLER) - Provides the legal services and aging and disability communities with the tools and resources they need to serve older adults with the greatest economic and social needs. NCLER offers a National Legal Training Curriculum to the legal and aging network.
  • National Center on Criminal Justice and Disability (NCCJD®) - The Arc’s National Center on Criminal Justice and Disability® serves as a bridge between the criminal justice and disability communities. NCCJD pursues and promotes safety, fairness, and justice for people with I/DD, especially those with hidden disabilities and marginalized identities, as victims, witnesses, suspects, defendants, and incarcerated persons by providing information and referral, training, and key resources. 

Notable Resources: Talk About Sexual Violence

  • National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life (NCALL) - NCALL, a national project of End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin: The Wisconsin Coalition Against Domestic Violence, is committed to creating a world that respects the dignity of older adults and enhances the safety and quality of life of older victims and survivors of abuse.

Notable Resources: Trainer’s Toolkit | Video Library | Publications Library

  • National Indigenous Elder Justice Initiative (NIEJI) - Provides research, education, and training for the identification and prevention of Elder abuse in Indigenous communities. Serving American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian Elders to improve their quality of life.
  • National Resource Center for Supported Decision Making - Provides information, training, and technical assistance on Supported Decision-Making including links to laws, policies, and organizations across the United States. Offers “Supported Decision-Making Interactive”, a network connecting people, professionals, and national experts.
  • Training Resources on Elder Abuse (TREA) - A searchable database of elder abuse related training materials designed for professionals, caregivers and the community inspired by the Elder Justice Roadmap.
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