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Assessing Client Capacity Instructor-Led Training

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The purpose of this engaging and highly interactive introductory training is to assist Adult Protective Services professionals in identifying the factors that affect their clients’ decisional capacity, and to identify when to seek a professional evaluation. Participants will be able to define autonomy, capacity, and incapacity; describe factors that may influence client capacity; describe signs and symptoms that indicate capacity issues; identify key questions and approaches used to screen client capacity; and identify implications of client capacity issues on case planning.

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© 2010. National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA), which is funded, in part, by the U.S. Administration on Aging under Grant # 90-AM-2792. The project was developed by the National Adult Protective Services Association (NAPSA), and its contractor, the REFT Institute, Inc. Please acknowledge this copyright in all non-commercial uses and attribute credit to the developer and those organizations that sponsored the development of these materials. No commercial reproduction allowed.

Revised 2015. Central California Adult Services Training Academy, California State University Fresno, Social Welfare Evaluation, Research, and Training Center with funds from the APS Training Contract, California Department of Social Services (CDSS).

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