Help in Your Area
There are APS agencies all over the nation, and more than likely there is one near your community. If you have any issues, concerns or questions, it is always confidential and safe to contact an APS office near you. To get help or make a report, please click on the Learn More link below to find reporting contact information for your state.
Why Become a Member?
Becoming a NAPSA member is an exciting opportunity for APS workers and administrators, professionals in the aging and disabilities networks, students in social service programs, or anyone committed to protecting our most vulnerable citizens. NAPSA will connect you with peers throughout the country, provide the most current training content, and keep you abreast of the latest in practice methods and policy developments.
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What’s New with NAPSA?
- Understanding and Working with Adult Protective Services
NAPSA is pleased to provide you with a series of three briefs regarding APS. These were designed to promote community and professional understanding of APS services, processes, and limitations with the goal of increasing collaboration between APS and others needed to help identify and remedy vulnerable adult mistreatment. Please feel free to use and reference the briefs for community, professional, and academic teaching and training and other initiatives aimed at reducing victimization of vulnerable adults. Click here to access the briefs.
- Release of the NAPSA Adult Protective Services Abuse Registry National Report
The concept of Adult Protective Service (APS) Abuse Registries has long been discussed and debated among APS staff, advocates, and other colleagues throughout the nation. Recognizing the varied approaches by individual states on the concept of an APS abuse registry, Robert Anderson, President of the National Adult Protective Services Association (NAPSA) decided there was national benefit to a comprehensive and methodical review of an APS abuse registry as a potential tool to protect elders and persons with disabilities. Robert Anderson spearheaded an APS Abuse Registry Ad Hoc Committee comprised of volunteer NAPSA members throughout the country to examine the who, what, where, when, how and why of APS abuse registries. Thanks to the many volunteers under the staunch support of NAPSA’s former Assistant Director, Andy Capehart, we are proud to share with you this Adult Protective Services Abuse Registry National Report. Although there are still unanswered questions, by combining the knowledge and experience of many, we hope that this Report provides a greater understanding of the efficacy and essential fundamentals of an APS abuse registry. Visit the NAPSA Adult Protective Services Abuse Registry Project webpage for more information.
- NAPSA Certificate Program Announcement
It is with great pleasure that NAPSA announces the awarding of the first NAPSA Training Certificate to Christi Hutson, an APS nurse from Visalia, California. NAPSA has been working diligently over the last few years, with the support of an Archstone Foundation grant, to develop a national APS worker certificate process. Certificates are awarded to workers who have completed all 23 core competency training modules and who have at least two years of APS experience. With the awarding of the first certificate, the work of the NAPSA Education and Certification Committees comes to fruition. Congratulations Christi! Thanks go to everyone who worked so hard on this project. Visit the national NAPSA Certificate Program web page to learn more.
- Discharge Planning: Guidance for Adult Protective Services Programs
A guide to discharge planning and APS from NAPSA’s Regional Representatives Advisory Board. Read the document here.