The National APS Training Center (NATC) serves as a source of quality education for adult protective services (APS) professionals throughout the United States. APS professionals encounter a vast array of situations in their daily work that require them to be well trained to respond to older adults and adults with disabilities who may have experienced abuse, neglect, or exploitation.
Using the recommended training structure of the voluntary consensus guidelines for APS training, the NATC provides free access for APS professionals to training on topics related to providing protective services during the pandemic; investigating cases of abuse, neglect and exploitation; reducing risk for people who have experienced abuse, neglect and exploitation; supervising and leading the modern APS workforce; and responding to people with culturally responsive, strengths-based and person-centered approaches.
The NATC utilizes experts from the National Adult Protective Services Association, San Diego State University, Temple University Harrisburg, Purdue University, Massachusetts Disabled Persons Protections Commission, and The National Consumer Voice to design and deliver quality and accessible courses for APS front-line professionals, supervisors and leaders in all states and territories. The courses delivered through the NATC will help the field elevate their practice no matter where that APS investigator is serving older adults or people with disabilities.