Training for APS
  • June 6, 2024
  • AD Staff Writer
  • News

Enhancing Protection: Supervisor Training and Professional Development for Adult Protective Services Social Workers

Exploring the nuances between typical aging processes and pathological aging is just one facet of the comprehensive training provided in our recent four-week Social Services Supervisor Training program. Designed to fortify the capabilities of Adult Protective Services (APS) supervisors, this initiative tackled multifaceted scenarios that frequently arise in the realm of adult protection.

By delving into both foundational principles and cutting-edge advancements, the training aimed to empower both new recruits and seasoned supervisors, elevating their expertise to better serve vulnerable populations.

Key topics covered during the training ranged from the medical intricacies of older adult abuse to navigating legal frameworks such as restraining orders and conservatorships.

Participants engaged with experts in various fields, including healthcare professionals, legal experts, and representatives from advocacy organizations, ensuring a well-rounded understanding of the challenges inherent in APS work.

Distinguished speakers who contributed to the program included luminaries such as Dr. Laura Mosqueda from USC Keck School of Medicine, Deputy District Attorney Renee Rose from the D.A.’s Elder Abuse Unit, and Dr. Haydeh Fakhrabadi from GENESIS. Additionally, legal insights were provided by Attorneys Dani Kaiserman and Anna Darr from Bet Tzedek, among others, enriching the training with practical perspectives.

Furthermore, recognizing the imperative of continuous growth and adaptation, APS expanded its trainings underscoring the department’s commitment to cultivating a skilled workforce capable of addressing the evolving needs of vulnerable adults.

Participants who successfully completed these rigorous training programs were honored with certificates, on June 5, 2024, marking a significant milestone in their professional development journey.

The protection of vulnerable adults demands a collaborative and unwavering commitment from all stakeholders. We extend our gratitude to the esteemed contributors who shared their expertise, and we congratulate the dedicated professionals who have completed this vital training. Together, we remain steadfast in our mission to ensure the safety and well-being of those in our care.

To report suspected cases of abuse or neglect of older or dependent adults, please call our abuse hotline: 1-877-477-3646. Your vigilance can make a difference in someone’s life.

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