Advancing the Field of APS through Research: An Introduction to the Tool for Risk, Interventions and Outcomes
Source: National Council on Crime and Delinquency (NCCD), National Adult Protective Services Association (NAPSA) and National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (NCPEA)
This presentation will focus on the design and development of a Tool for Risk, Interventions and Outcomes (TRIO). This is a tool designed by social workers for social workers to increase consistency in the investigation and assessment of risk for elders and dependent adults who come to the attention of Adult Protective Services. Social Workers and Social Work Managers designed the TRIO to meet the following objectives:
1. Create a standardized approach to investigation, assessment and intervention based on the principles of established social work practice.
2. Reduce variability and improve outcomes by establishing agreed upon language, outcomes and goals.
3. Provide a guide to investigation, assessment of risk and interventions.
4. Document the work.
5. Measure client outcomes, program outcomes and prognosis of recurrence.
Intended Use: Self-directed Learning, Teaching Others
Audience: Social Services
Level: Advanced, Intermediate