Adult Services Training Academy
California recognizes the importance of APS and has enacted legislation to support and improve programs (e.g., SB2199), while providing funding for training APS workers. The Central California Adult Protective Services Training Academy builds on the foundation established by the Child and Policy Institute of California (CFPIC) and the Bay Area Academy (BAA). CFPIC and BAA have taken leadership for coordinates through a three year agreement with the State of California. The County Welfare Director’s Association through its Protective Services Oversite Committee (PSOC) serves as an advisory council to the Academy.
The goals of the Central California Adult Protective Services Training Academy are:
- Educate the region’s county Adult Protective Services (APS) workers and partners on APS program standards and on requirements and mandates by passage of Senate Bill 2199 (Chapter 946, Statutes of 1998) and by pending passage of the federal Elder Justice Act. The training is intended to promote statewide uniformity and consistency, in addition to best practices, in the administration and delivery of services under the APS program. A desired outcome of training is to help minimize or prevent institutionalization
- Develop core, fundamental training in Adult Protective Services geared towards new and relatively new APS workers to ensure best practices and adherence to various requirements and mandates. Core training will utilize both distance learning and onsite workshop offerings to build critical knowledge, skills and competencies in Adult Protective Services. We will work with the National Adult Protective Services Association (NAPSA), National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA), CalSWEC, and CWDA in reviewing available training materials from the NCEA Training Library and adapting materials and approaches for the needs of California’s APS workers.