APS – Breakthroughs, Funding and NAMRS Reporting

Recorded: February 25, 2016

Presenter: Kathleen Quinn, Executive Director, NAPSA

Reports of abuse of elders and vulnerable adults are increasing rapidly as the population ages and the number of adults living with serious disabilities increases. Adult Protective Services, or APS, is the state-authorized system for investigating reports of elder/vulnerable adult abuse, neglect and exploitation and for protecting victims. APS has developed independently in every state, leading to disparities in eligibility, services and resources. Kathleen Quinn, executive director, National Adult Protective Services Association (NAPSA), provides the latest research on elder abuse; an overview of APS and how it varies from state to state; and exciting recent developments in the field, including the creation of the first national APS database.

This educational session will help you:

  • Learn the scope, seriousness and costs of elder abuse
  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of APS and how they can differ from jurisdiction to jurisdiction
  • Be aware of the significant changes taking place at the national level regarding elder and vulnerable adult abuse and APS, including NAMRS, the National Adult Maltreatment Reporting System