About the National APS Resource Center (NAPSRC)
Welcome to the National Adult Protective Services Resource Center! Here you’ll find links to our most recent newsletters, research publications, and additions to the Training Archive.
The National Adult Protective Services Resource Center (NAPSRC), funded by a three-year grant from the US Administration on Aging, serves professionals from Adult Protective Services agencies across the United States.
The APS Resource Center’s activities focus on practice-based research and education, including hosting training webinars; reporting on promising practices in APS; providing technical assistance to federal, state and local agencies; and hosting a list-service (aka “listserv”) to communicate directly with APS professionals nationally as well as to provide peer support.
- Identify evidence-based practices utilized in other social services fields which may have applicability for APS programs and interventions
- Ascertain how APS Programs have weathered the economic downturn and identify successful strategies which have been implemented to cope with reduced budgets and increased caseloads
- Compile and synthesize research that informs APS programming and interventions and that promotes the translation of research evidence into program practices and interventions.
- Provide targeted technical assistance to state and local APS agencies to facilitate implementation of research-based practices
Structure and Funding
The National APS Resource Center is a project (No. 90ER0002/01) of the U.S. Administration on Aging, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), administered by the National Adult Protective Services Association (NAPSA). Project funding is slated from October 2011 through September 2014, renewable annually.
NAPSA is in the unique position, as the membership organization for Adult Protective Services professionals, to utilize its extensive network of front-line and administrative members to serve as the “Voice of APS” across the U.S. and bring resources where they are needed most.
National APS Resource Center Partners
The National APS Resource Center works in close collaboration with the following partner organizations to assist in meeting project goals and objectives:
- National Council on Crime and Delinquency (NCCD)
- National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (NCPEA)
- Catholic University of America (CUA)
- Project MASTER at San Diego State University
- Health Benefits ABC’s
The National APS Resource Center also provides technical assistance to state and local APS programs and NAPSA members. Technical assistance may range from assistance with identifying training or policy resources, linking programs with a specific resource expert, or providing targeted best practices.
- Locating a professional speaker to address specific elder abuse topics
- Development of safety training for APS workers
- Research on APS data system usage and efficacy
- Facilitating abuse victims and/or families in contacting their nearest APS agency to assist with their specific situation
Please contact us for your technical assistance needs.
Newsletter & Listserv
There are many ways to stay abreast of news and information from the National APS Resource Center! You can sign-up for our listserv to stay abreast of breaking news, our monthly newsletter, or follow us on Facebook or Twitter.
Please review the NAPSRC-Listserv-Rules-Eligibility.