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APSWI Reports

APS Leaders Institute Statewide Case Management Survey Report

The survey, administered in February 2020 and completed by 53 counties, gives a pre-pandemic snapshot of California APS programs access to case management services for clients. The goal of the survey is to provide a launch point for counties to start to plan for potential “recovery case management” in light of the COVID-19 pandemic as well as advocate for funds for these efforts.

Case management/extended services for high-risk APS clients was priority for APS managers and administrators prior to COVID-19 and the sense is these services will be needed even more after the initial response and easing of shelter in place orders.

Note: “Ongoing case management” is defined as APS clients needing extended services beyond the initial APS investigation, service plan, case closure and/or short-term services typically offered by APS programs.

Click to download the report: APS Leaders Institute Statewide Case Management Survey ReportĀ 

APS Leadership Development Framework Report

In early 2019, the Adult Protective Services Workforce Innovations (APSWI), a program of the Academy for Professional Excellence, San Diego State University School of Social Work, commissioned work on a two-phase leadership development project. The goal of the project is to develop a statewide Adult Protective Services Leadership Development Framework for managers which includes a research report and leadership workforce development plan.

This report encompasses the first phase or research portion of the project and includes an extensive examination of leadership theories, models, and literature. Program best practices and cross discipline leadership development programs are analyzed. It also includes focus group data from sessions conducted with statewide and national leadership in the field of aging and adult services examining the leadership training needs, current gaps, and suggested next steps in the process. Information will be presented in three sections covering:

  • Literature Review: theories, models, research, tools;
  • National and state leadership programs for aging and beyond including a summary of structure, content and competencies, and best practices;
  • Leadership development training needs, gaps and next steps.


APS Leadership Development Framework: Research Report
APS Leadership Development Framework: Workforce Development PlanĀ 

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