NAPSA: Strategic Plan
NAPSA’s strategic plan contains operational goals and objectives for a three-year time period. NASPA has six goals it is striving for to advance its mission.
Please see the full strategic plan for additional details.
The National Adult Protective Services Association’s mission is to strengthen Adult Protective Services programs in order to improve the safety and independence of older persons and adults with disabilities who are victims of abuse, neglect, self-neglect, or financial exploitation.
STRATEGIC GOAL 1 – OPERATIONS
Improve and expand NAPSA’s infrastructure in order to operate an effective, efficient, and inclusive membership organization.
STRATEGIC GOAL 2 – PUBLIC POLICY
Strengthen Adult Protective Services programs through leadership, advocacy, and support for national legislation and policies to eliminate adult abuse and improve the safety and independence of older persons and adults with disabilities who are abused, neglected, self-neglected, or financially exploited.
STRATEGIC GOAL 3 – PUBLIC EDUCATION
Increase the public’s knowledge and awareness of the role of Adult Protective Services programs; issues related to the abuse, neglect, self-neglect, and financial exploitation of older persons and adults with disabilities; and the importance of reporting suspected abuse.
STRATEGIC GOAL 4 – RESEARCH
Strengthen the partnership between researchers and practitioners in order to develop a body of
evidenced-based best practices and outcome measures for Adult Protective Services.
STRATEGIC GOAL 5 – TRAINING
Support the development of increased skills, knowledge, and abilities of APS professionals throughout the country by developing and providing high quality training materials and training opportunities.
STRATEGIC GOAL 6 – APS RESOURCE CENTER
Operate and strengthen the National APS Resource Center to provide state and local APS programs with current, accurate research-based information and assistance to improve their capacity to provide effective protective services to older persons and adults with disabilities who are victims of adult abuse.