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National Center on Law & Elder Rights: The Role of APS in Elder Abuse Cases: Leveraging Strengths Across Disciplines

  • 22 Apr 2020
  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • WebCast

The Role of APS in Elder Abuse Cases: Leveraging Strengths Across Disciplines

When: Wednesday, April 22, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. PT/2:00 p.m. ET.

Adult Protective Services (APS) and civil legal aid serve important roles in addressing elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation. APS has an investigative role on interventions, and the work of civil legal aid can benefit from knowing what APS can do, and what they need help to do. APS has access to unique tools and resources that can enhance collaborative responses to elder abuse. Working together, legal assistance and APS can strengthen community responses to help those who want and need assistance.

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, this training will also cover temporary changes to APS approaches to investigations and interventions. Advocates may be seeing an increased need for services related to elder abuse and neglect during this time of social distancing and isolation, and collaborations across disciplines will be important to effectively serve the older adult population.

This training will cover:

  • Examples of collaborations with APS, legal services, and other aging services providers that leverage all community resources to address issues of abuse, neglect, and exploitation; 
  • An overview of who APS can help, what issues they can help with, and the programs and services APS is able to provide; and 
  • How collaboration with APS can broaden the array of programs and services available to help persons who experience abuse, neglect, or exploitation.


  • Andrew Capehart, Senior Business Analyst/Subject Matter Expert, APS TARC
  • David Godfrey, JD, ABA Commission on Law and Aging
  • Leslie McGee, Senior Research Associate/Subject Matter Expert, APS TARC

Closed captioning will be available on this webcast. A link with access to the captions will be shared through GoToWebinar’s chat box shortly before the webcast start time.

This training will be presented in a WEBCAST format to accommodate more participants. Due to the high volume of participants, computer audio will be the only option to listen to the presentation. No telephone call-in number will be provided. Please plan accordingly. Thank you. 

This webcast will be recorded and available on our website shortly after the presentation. The recording and training materials will also be emailed to all registrants within a few days after the training.

The webcast will take place on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. PT/2:00 p.m. ET.


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