Networking Groups/Listservs

The NAPSA networking groups provide an opportunity to exchange information, pose questions and network with your peers, giving you better tools and support for protecting seniors and adults with disabilities.

The networking email groups or “listservs” are applications that distribute messages to subscribers on an electronic mailing list. These groups open to all NAPSA members who choose to subscribe. Only subscribers can receive, send, and/or retrieve messages. To join a networking group, please contact us and let us know which group you wish to join.

Current networking groups include the following:

  • Administrators
  • Trainers
  • APS Front-Line/Direct Service Staff
  • APS Supervisors
  • Law Enforcement
  • Forensic Specialists
  • APS Nurses
  • Researchers

We are attempting to form other networking groups such as Ombudsman, Regulatory Oversight, Attorneys, American Indians and other professionals in the Aging and Persons with Disabilities Networks. Contact us if interested in one of these developing groups.

Below are a few guidelines for posting to the listservs. Opinions expressed by the network participants are those of the participants and do not necessarily reflect those of NAPSA. Please observe the following network rules and etiquette.

  • All new network participants will receive a welcome message with specifics on how to post to the group listserv.
  • All posted messages should include a signature that includes your name, agency and location.
  • Keep in mind that this network group is a “closed” list to NAPSA members only. Messages containing identifiable information should not be forwarded to others outside of this network group.  Exercising caution when sharing sensitive information to the group is recommended.
  • State concisely and clearly the topic of your comments in the subject line. This allows others to respond more appropriately to your posting.
  • Only send a message to the entire list when it contains information that benefits everyone. Messages containing unsolicited advertising and chain letters are contrary to appropriate use of the networking group objective.
  • Participants should refrain from abusive or derogatory language or comments that might be considered questionable.
  • All discussions should be from the perspective of benefitting the work of APS & its partners in serving seniors and adults with disabilities.
  • Please refrain from sending responses that do not add additional information or perspective to the conversation such as “Thanks” or “I agree”.  This will help keep conversations focused and will avoid email box congestion.
  • Attachments to messages are generally permitted, although certain file types that are known to harbor computer viruses are not allowed and will be removed by the system if attached. These disallowed attachment types include files with the following extensions:  exe, bat, cmd, pif, scr, vbs, cpl.

Should you experience any problems and need assistance or if you have any questions, please contact us.

Please note – NAPSA does not actively monitor the networking emails for inappropriate postings. However, in the event that any inappropriate posting is brought to NAPSA’s attention, NAPSA reserves the right to unsubscribe or temporarily suspend anyone from the network group for violations of these guidelines.