13 episodes

The mission of the Adult Protective Services Technical Assistance Resource Center is to support federal, state, and local partners’ use of data and analytics, research and evaluation, and innovative practice and innovative strategies to enhance the effectiveness of APS programs.

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The mission of the Adult Protective Services Technical Assistance Resource Center is to support federal, state, and local partners’ use of data and analytics, research and evaluation, and innovative practice and innovative strategies to enhance the effectiveness of APS programs.

    Trauma on the Job: Surviving Exposure in APS

    Trauma on the Job: Surviving Exposure in APS

    In this podcast, Jennifer Spoeri, APS TARC Subject Matter Expert, will speak with Taryn Hughes, a compassion fatigue therapist with Forest Hughes & Associates. Ms. Hughes trains human services professionals regarding compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma. We will learn more about how APS professionals normalize what we see and how we can limit our trauma exposure.

    • 29 min
    APS & Reporter Communication - EDC Pathways to Safety Improving Communication

    APS & Reporter Communication - EDC Pathways to Safety Improving Communication

    In this podcast, Jennifer Spoeri, APS TARC Subject Matter Expert, will speak with Dr. Kristin Lees Haggerty, Project Director of the National Collaboratory to Address Elder Mistreatment and Associate Director of the National Dementia Care Collaborative at the Education Development Center. We will learn more about their report, "Adult Protective Services and Reporter Communication Recommendations for Improving Practice" available at https://www.edc.org/pathways-safety-examination-federal-and-state-level-barriers-and-facilitators-elder-abuse-reporting.

    • 23 min
    A Conversation with the Native American Elder Justice Initiative

    A Conversation with the Native American Elder Justice Initiative

    In this podcast, Jennifer Spoeri, APS TARC Subject Matter Expert, will speak with Bill Benson and Peggy Jo Archer from the Native American Elder Justice Initiative (NAEJI). We will learn more about how NAEJI works to address the lack of culturally appropriate information and community education materials on elder abuse in Indian Country.

    • 18 min
    Department of Justice Elder Justice Initiative and the MDT Resource Center

    Department of Justice Elder Justice Initiative and the MDT Resource Center

    In this podcast, Jennifer Spoeri, APS TARC Subject Matter Expert, will speak with Shelly Jackson and Talitha Guinn-Shaver of the Department of Justice Elder Justice Initiative. Listeners will learn about the ongoing work of the Elder Justice Initiative and more specifically about how the MDT Resource Center can support APS programs.

    • 17 min
    Administrative Approaches to Self-Neglect in Colorado, Oregon, and Tennessee

    Administrative Approaches to Self-Neglect in Colorado, Oregon, and Tennessee

    In this podcast, Jennifer Spoeri, APS TARC Subject Matter Expert, will speak with Stefanie Woodard of Colorado, Traci Robertson of Oregon, and Joyce Reed of Tennessee. We will hear how each state has continued their administrative work on APS cases involving self-neglect. This podcast is a follow-up to the July 14, 2022 webinar titled, “Innovative Responses to Self Neglect.”

    • 16 min
    The Drivers of APS Final Disposition Study

    The Drivers of APS Final Disposition Study

    In this podcast, Jennifer Spoeri, APS TARC Subject Matter Expert, Mariah Freark, Deputy General Counsel at the Disabled Persons Protection Commission, and Dr. Heather Goldsworthy of Temple University Harrisburg, will explore what factors are associated with the final dispositions (substantiation/confirmation) in APS cases and indicators as to why there is a large range of substantiation/confirmation rates across APS programs and even within APS programs. Transcript is available at https://apstarc.acl.gov/podcasts.

    • 32 min

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