Adult Services Support - APS Training

CFPIC is committed to supporting public human services agencies in meeting the needs of vulnerable adults.  Adult Protective Services (APS) assists elder adults (65 years and older) and dependent adults (18-64 who are disabled) when these adults are victims of abuse, neglect or exploitation. As California’s older adult population continues to increase, the challenges facing the APS workforce in responding to the needs of this rapidly growing population requires a comprehensive, effective APS training system.

Sponsored by the Central California Training Academy, CFPIC works in partnership with Adult Protective Services (APS) across California, including county APS staff, local and regional APS training partners, the California Department of Social Services, the County Welfare Directors Association and the National Adult Protective Services Association to examine, plan and recommend enhancements to California’s APS Training System. The overall goal of this work is to develop a robust and sustainable APS training system that works for all of California’s counties, building upon the strengths of the current system.

The APS Training Virtual Convening Series was conducted over September – November 2020 and the input of over 350 in attendance was used to develop a committee structure that will work throughout 2021 to develop a blueprint for the APS Training System in California that considers and makes recommendations concerning:

  • APS training content creation, enhancement and accessibility
  • Statewide APS regional training academy structure
  • Governance structure for APS training to oversee ongoing support
  • Mechanism for permanent, sustainable funding of the APS training system