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Advanced Training

MASTER, home to the Statewide Adult Protective Services (APS) Training Project, collaborates with stakeholders and experts in the Aging and Adult Services field to develop and deliver advanced training for APS workers, supervisors and their multi-disciplinary partners. Advanced courses are developed in both the in-person and eLearning modalities. These trainings are intended for advanced level Adult Protective Services workers and their MDT partners (e.g. public guardians, public health nurses working with the elderly, mental health professionals, etc).

California APS Standards for Consistency in Determining Findings eLearning

In this 90-minute eLearning course, participants will use the CA APS Standards for Consistency in Determining Findings Protocol, which consists of the Guiding Principles and the Matrix, and apply the protocol to case studies. The Guiding Principles and the Matrix make the decision-making process in determining findings easier, enhance effectiveness, and reduce the stress often associated with determining findings. This training will provide clarity on what information to gather during an investigation, what is and what is not important in evaluating the information, and guidance in interpreting the information (1.5 CEs).

There is a $45 registration fee for participants from outside of California.

Course Materials
Intro Document
Guiding Principles
Matrix

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Client Decision-Making and Capacity for APS & PG eLearning

The eLearning course is a dynamic, multi-disciplinary advanced training on client decision-making/capacity and approaches for more effective interactions and case outcomes. This training was developed by the APS Training Project, California Association of PA/PG/PC, Erika Falk, PsyD, Bonnie Olsen, PhD, and Jane Kwon, County Counsel, Los Angeles County. Course length is approximately 60 minutes (1.5 CEs).

There is a $45 registration fee for participants from outside of California.

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Framework for Determining Dependent Adult Status eLearning

Determining if an individual is a dependent adult and is eligible for APS services is complicated. Many people confuse dependency with disability and think that if someone has a disability that person must be a dependent adult. But disability and dependency are not equivalents and having a disability does not automatically translate into being eligible for APS services. Dependency involves a disability, functional impairments, and an inability to protect one’s own interests. In addition, in order to be eligible for APS services there must be a need for protection and a link or nexus between the disability or functional impairments and the protection issue.

In this dynamic, interactive 90 minute online training, participants will utilize the Determining Dependent Adult Status Guide and Dependent Adult Definition Chart to work case scenarios. This training provides more clarity about what information to gather and guidance in interpreting it. The Framework presented will make the determination of dependency status easier and reduce the uncertainty associated with the process (1.5 CEs).

There is a $45 registration fee for participants from outside of California.

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The Revised SOC 242 - What's New eLearning

This eLearning was developed by the APS Training Project, a project of the Academy for Professional Excellence, San Diego State University School of Social Work in collaboration with the Protective Services Operations Committee and CDSS Adults Programs Policy and Operations Bureau.

The Adult Protective Services and County Services Block Grant Monthly Statistical Report known as the SOC 242, is the state mandated form each county completes on a monthly basis. The form tracks how many reports were taken, how many investigations were conducted, the types of abuse allegations investigated, the number of cases completed and the findings of the investigations among other things.

This training is intended for managers, supervisors and those that make case status decisions and/or complete the SOC 242  (1.5 CEs).

There is a $45 registration fee for participants from outside of California.

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Undue Influence Committed by Professionals eLearning

Investigating and uncovering the evidence needed to confirm financial abuse by undue influence is difficult. When that crime is committed by professionals (doctors, attorneys, ministers, accountants, to name but a few) it becomes even more daunting. This elearning course is an advanced course on the topic (1.5 CEs).

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There is a $45 registration fee for participants from outside of California.

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