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 – #3 “Training of Trainers: Trainer’s Guide” | September 7, 2012

Trainer Education

AARP Foundation National Training Project (August 1999) – A comprehensive guide for trainers of trainers aimed at enabling participants to identify their own trainer style; learn training skills and techniques for effectiveness, conference coordination, and training design. Booklet contains step-by-step guidelines … Continue reading

National APS Training Library #2 – “The 2004 Survey of Adult Protective Services: Abuse of Adults 60 Years of Age and Older” | September 7, 2012


National Center on Elder Abuse (2001) – This report contains the results of a national survey on elder abuse conducted by the NCEA. The report primarily summarizes data concerning reports of abuse for individuals 60 years of age and older. The … Continue reading

National APS Training Library # 1 – Conducting APS Investigations | September 7, 2012


Colorado Adult Protective Services (November 2003) – This statewide APS training folder includes an agenda, speakers’ biographies, training evaluation forms, a list of videos for law enforcement training, worksheets for police, APS, and probate investigators. Documents #1a – Conducting APS Investigations … Continue reading