APS Urgent Response Guidelines The following guidelines indicate an urgent Response is needed: Abuse occurring at the time of referral Immediate medical attention is needed Threat of suicide of AV Threat of homicide to AV Alleged perpetrator exhibiting behavior which places AV in immediate danger AP currently has access to the AV in any situation […]
Determine if an urgent response is required at the time of screening and respond when prompt action may be required.
Responding to Emergencies Analyze immediate risk and determine need for emergency response and type of response indicated. On all reports of maltreatment, the APS specialist must: Analyze the situation for immediate risk. Determine the need for services. Whether the client lives alone or with others, and whether the situation is self-inflicted or perpetrated by a […]
Planning and Preparing for Investigations Begins with receipt and review of the APS report and consists of the following steps: Review the report after supervisory screening. Analyze prior case file. Analyze allegation and response need. Obtain additional information. Prepare for the initial face to face interview. Initial Screening First opportunity to make judgments and decisions […]