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.
Join NAPSA today!
What’s New with NAPSA?
- NAPSA is happy to announce the publication in JEAN of Adult Protective Services Training: A Brief Report on the State of the Nation by Pi-Ju (Marian) Liu and Leslie Ross which summarizes Adult Protective Services training provided to workers across the nation, using survey results from NAPSA. Click here to download the paper without fees.
- NAPSA conducted focus groups with the experts (our members) in investigating abuse over the phone during the pandemic. Click here to download Tips on Conducting a Virtual Investigation
- Click here to view NAPSA’s statement regarding Social Justice, released in June 2020.
- Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates & Resources
COVID-19 Vaccine Information in Plain Language developed by several ACL grantees
April 2020 NAPSA Press Release NAPSA has submitted information to Congressional leaders on the importance of funding to APS as part of COVID-19 emergency bills. Provided is a template for writing to your state’s Congressional delegation.
Letter to Congress TEMPLATE
NAPSA Letter to CongressPlease refer to the following resources for updates and guidance regarding COVID-19:The Administration for Community Living, in partnership with the APS Technical Assistance Resource Center, has created the new document Adult Protective Services & COVID-19. Read the document here.Updates on the Administration for Community Living’s website can be found here.
Updates on the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s website can be found here. A guide for putting on and removing Personal Protective Equipment can be found here.
Updates on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ website can be found here.
The National Disability Rights Networks’ Plain Language Information on COVID-19 packet can be accessed here in English and Spanish.
A slide show regarding scams and COVID-19 prepared by John Andrew Singer of the Federal Trade Commission can be accessed here.
The recording for the NAPSA Webinar titled “Safety Practices and Use of Personal Protective Equipment for Community Visits” can be accessed here.
NACDD’s fact sheet can be accessed here.
The Academy for Professional Excellence’s COVID-19 resource page can be accessed here.
- Two New Initiatives to Fight Against Financial Exploitation
Check out the new and improved National Guidelines for Financial Institutions: Working Together to Protect Older Persons from Financial Abuse and submit a question to the National Clearinghouse on Financial Exploitation. Click here to access these resources.
- Understanding and Working with Adult Protective Services
NAPSA is pleased to provide you with a series of three briefs regarding APS designed to promote community and professional understanding of APS services, processes, and limitations with the goal of increasing collaboration. Click here to access the briefs.
- Release of the NAPSA Adult Protective Services Abuse Registry National Report
We are proud to share with you this Adult Protective Services Abuse Registry National Report. Visit the NAPSA Adult Protective Services Abuse Registry Project webpage for more information.
- 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.