Welcome to the Adult Protective Services Library
This section contains information not covered in the Pre-Academy Workbook that may help you as an APS Specialist.
Introduction to Law & Policy
Program specific policies and terminology designed to give you a foundation for many of the tasks you will be asked to complete as an APS Specialist.
APS Forms & System
An introduction to the APS forms and computer system, including the purpose of each form or tab and the routing of each form.
This section reviews some of the myths about aging and also gives some basic information on what happens to a person’s body and mind in the course of the aging process.
A foundation in the basic process of investigations which requires thorough attention to detail, the search for sources of information, and careful documentation.
Provides a process which can help make appropriate substantiation decisions such as identifying the elements of a decision and the burden of proof that has to be reached.
How to work with the client to determine what services would be the most beneficial while respecting the client’s right to self-determination.
Determine if an urgent response is required at the time of screening and respond when prompt action may be required.
Identify safety issues prior to the initial visit with the client and respond if there are indicators of a recent incidence of violence.
Pre-Academy Field Tasks
Document your experiences in the field working under the direct supervision of your APSS IV prior to attending the APS Academy.