Adult Protective Services Workforce Innovations
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- APSWI Training Videos
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- Core Competency Curriculum Development
Adult Protective Services Workforce Innovations (APSWI) is a training program of the Academy for Professional Excellence, a project of the San Diego State University School of Social Work.
APSWI provides innovative workforce development to APS professionals and their partners. Our mission is to provide exceptional learning and development experiences for the transformation of individuals, organizations, and communities to ensure that abused and vulnerable older adults and adults with disabilities receive high quality, effective interventions and services.
APSWI in partnership with state and national organizations has developed a nationally recognized Core Competency Training Curriculum for APS professionals. This curriculum is reviewed and approved by experts in the elder and dependent adult abuse fields.
APSWI Training Videos
This course will address reporting responsibilities; help participants to understand how, when and where to report suspected abuse or neglect; and inform participants of what to expect after the report has been made.
News and Updates
APS specific training videos are now easily accessible in our APSWI Videos tab. Download and use, for free, in training, new hire orientation, supervision, or unit meetings.
All 23 Core Competency Modules are now available as eLearnings with the final addition of Module 23, Working with the Criminal Justice System. Visit APSWI eLearning tab to register.
Core Competency Curriculum Development
APSWI and its partner agencies have developed each of the National Adult Protective Services Association (NAPSA) Core Competencies into easily accessible in-person and on-line training modules. Each module is examined by skilled APS professionals and experts in the field to determine specific learning objectives. APSWI staff work with nationally recognized experts to develop evidence-based curriculum that builds on adult learning theory and teaches to the identified learning objectives. Once drafted, each curriculum is reviewed by curriculum advisory committees composed of APS staff, supervisors, and managers to ensure the training will meet the needs of APS professionals in the field. Each curriculum is piloted-tested, evaluated, revised, and made available for use in training.
If you have any questions concerning APS training please contact us at APSTRAINING@sdsu.edu