Increasing Knowledge About Adult Protective Services Through National Data and Evaluation
Source: APS Technical Assistance Resource Center
The APS TARC is creating expanding knowledge about APS programs through two projects: 1) the National Adult Maltreatment Reporting System (NAMRS) and 2) the national APS evaluation. NAMRS collects state APS data to provide consistent, accurate national data on the maltreatment of older adults and adults with disabilities and has been in place for several years now. As part of NAMRS, data is also being gathered on state policy and practice. Using NAMRS data and data from other sources, the national evaluation is an examination of APS policy, practice, and program effectiveness at the state level. In addition to the new understanding of APS, the evaluation will provide the foundation for ongoing and future technical assistance efforts. This webinar provides an overview of both projects, presents select findings and data from them, and focuses on future work of the projects.
Stephanie Whittier Eliason, MSW, Team Lead, Office of Elder Justice and Adult Protective Services, ACL
Zach Gassoumis, PhD, Assistant Professor of Family Medicine & Gerontology, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California
Karl Urban, MPA, Senior Research Manager, APS Technical Assistance Resource Center, WRMA, Inc.
Topics: Advocacy, Overview/General, Reporting
Intended Use: Self-directed Learning
Audience: Multidisciplinary, Social Services
Level: Advanced, Basic