Innovative Responses to Self-Neglect

Source: APS TARC

Published: 2023


Self-neglect allegations are investigated by most APS programs across the U.S. and Territories and make up a large part of APS staff caseloads (McGee & Urban, 2021). As the larger APS field is learning about working more effectively with these complex cases, and with the addition of new APS grant funding, many APS programs are exploring alternative responses to working with self-neglecting individuals. Join us as we learn how APS programs in Colorado, Oregon and Tennessee are partnering across the spectrum to develop and pilot innovative policy and practice in responding to self-neglect.

– Joyce Reed, Field Operations Director, Adult Protective Services/Child Care & Community Services, Tennessee Department of Human Services

– Traci L. Robertson, APS Complex Case Investigator & Self-Neglect Subject Matter Expert, Guardian/Conservator Contract Administrator, Oregon Department of Human Services Aging and People with Disabilities, Adult Protective Services/Central Office APS Unit

– Stefanie Woodard, MPA, Program Manager, Adult Protective Services (APS) and CAPS Check Unit (CCU), Adult Mistreatment Prevention and Response Section, Colorado Office of Adult, Aging and Disability Services

Link: Innovative Responses to Self-Neglect

Topics: Cognition/Capacity, Neglect, Self-neglect

Access: Web-based

Intended Use: Self-directed Learning

Audience: Advocates, Community, Legal/Law Enforcement, Social Services

Level: Intermediate