National APS Resource Center: Training Archive

The APS Training Archive offers access to a wealth of specialized research and training materials assembled from sources nationwide. These materials focus on a variety of practice needs and challenges that face APS workers, ranging from the basics of becoming an APS investigator to advanced practice skills, ethics and safety.

APS Training Archive records can be sorted by topic categories to assist users in locating materials according to your specific area of interest. Material is added regularly, so please check back for new additions!

To suggest training not currently featured in the APS Training Archive, or request technical assistance, please contact us.

National APS Training Library #9 – Elder Abuse Awareness Kit | September 7, 2012


National Center on Elder Abuse (April 2001) – A collection of materials that can be distributed individually to community organizations to raise awareness of elder abuse and how to prevent it. Includes key term definitions as well as practical tips and … Continue reading

National APS Training Library #7 – Issues, Dilemmas, & Ethical Decision Making in the New Millennium | September 7, 2012


Arkansas Aging & Adult Services (September 2003) – Contains separate sections written by experts in the areas of ethical decision making within APS provision, ombudsman program, legal issues, medical issues, and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). #7a – … Continue reading

National APS Training Library #6 – NAPSA’s Core Competencies for APS Caseworkers | September 7, 2012

Assessment, Capacity, Disability, Diversity, Domestic Violence, Ethics, Investigation, Trainer Education

National Adult Protective Services Association (2005) – Outline of NAPSA’s 20 Core Competencies training modules (revised in 9/06). #6 – NAPSA Core Competencies

National APS Training Library #5 – Formative Evaluation of APS Curricula 2003 | September 7, 2012

Trainer Education

National Adult Protective Services Association (2003) – A tool designed to help trainers create stronger training curricula by providing formative evaluation criteria. It can also be used to evaluate existing curricula. Tool includes: type of learning involved, target audience, learning objectives, … Continue reading