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APS Supervisor Core

About Supervisor Core

APS Supervisor Core Competency training modules are based on research, national needs assessment data, stakeholder feedback, and evolving APS practice. Curriculum is developed with subject-matter experts in concert with the Supervisor Curriculum Advisory Committee (SCAC). Training is offered in a variety of curriculum lengths and modalities to accommodate supervisor’s competing demands. The training is intended for supervisors both new and experienced. Please note: Training modules will be released on a rolling basis as they are piloted, finalized, and reviewed by NAPSA Education Review Committee. Please see below for anticipated release dates.

Competency 1 - Understanding Self as Supervisor (CA)

Module 1A – Understanding Trauma Informed Care for APS Supervisors

Module 1B – The Unique Role of the APS Supervisor

Module 1C – Strengths-Based Development/Supervision

Competency 2 - Diversity, Equity and Inclusion/Transformation (CA)

Module 2A – Implicit Bias, Structural Racism

Module 2B – Building Cultural Humility & Responsiveness

Module 2C – How to Talk About Elder Abuse (60 min eLearning + 90-min instructor-led booster)

Competency 3 - Supporting Team Building and Individual Development (AZ*)

Module 3A – Building & Managing Effective APS Teams, Coming soon 

Module 3B – APS Supervisor as Trainer*, Coming Soon

Module 3C – Onboarding New Staff*, Spring 2022

Module 3D – Coaching and Mentoring for APS Supervisors*, Spring 2022 


Competency 4 - Case Consultation and Critical Thinking (CA & AZ*)

Module 4A/4B – Effective Case Consultation

Module 4C – Supervising Virtual investigations*, Spring 2022

Module 4D – Supervising Scams/Cyberscams*, Spring 2022

Module 4E – Supervising Complex Cases

Competency 5 - Supervising for Accountability and Retention (CA & AZ*)

Module 5A – Data Informed Supervision, Coming Soon 

Module 5B – Supervising a Remote Workforce*

Module 5C – Challenges and Personnel Issues, Coming Soon 

Competency 6 - Safety and Self Care

Module 6A – Supervisor Self-Care, Development planned for FY 22/23

Module 6B – Worker and Workplace Safety, Development planned for FY 22/23

Mod 6C – Emergency Preparedness & Response, Development planned for FY 22/23

Competency 7 - Collaboration and Leadership

Module 7A – Building Collaborations, Development planned for FY 22/23

Module 7B – Resource Development, Development planned for FY 22/23

Module 7C – Community Engagement, Development planned for FY 22/23

Module 7D – Leadership Development, Development planned for FY 22/23

Original Instructor-Led Modules

Foundations of Effective Supervision

Understanding Self as Supervisor

Working with Less

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