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Adult Protective Services Workforce Innovations

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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.

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Course Description

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

AUGUST 2020

The APS Leaders Institute will be holding virtual workshops for APS Managers and Adult Services Administrators between August and December. In an effort to be responsive to the current pandemic and budget situation leaders are addressing, topics will focus on stress management and organizational culture, managing a mobile workforce, and policy and funding opportunities. The 2021 schedule will be released in Fall 2020. Visit APS Leaders Institute tab for more information about this revolutionary project.

 

JULY 2020

 Interviewing Alleged Perpetrator Tip Sheet and Quick Reference were developed for the Advance Training on Enhancing Your Investigative Skills: Interviewing Alleged Perpetrators. APS professionals are encouraged to download both PDFs and print out for practical use in the field.

 

JULY 2020

APSWI’s first standardized virtual training, Enrich Your Supervision: Utilizing Transfer of Learning Tools to Coach Your Staff is now available. It is complete with a Trainer Manual and PowerPoint and provides Supervisors with helpful suggestions on how to incorporate transfer of learning activities into their coaching while improving their staff’s investigative and critical thinking skills.

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.

Download the NAPSA to APSWI Table of Core Competency Areas
Check out the available training for the NAPSA Core Competency Areas
APSWI NAPSA Certificate ProgramWhat You Need To Know

ADA Statement

The Academy for Professional Excellence and Adult Protective Services Workforce Innovations is committed to creating an inclusive and welcoming environment that appreciates and builds on diversity. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, as amended, The Academy for Professional Excellence prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability. To request accommodations, please contact your county’s Human Resources representative.


Contact APSWI

If you have any questions concerning APS training please contact us at APSTRAINING@sdsu.edu

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