This course provides participants with an overview of Adult Protective Services (APS) at the national and state levels. The course explains the services provided by APS and addresses differences between state programs as a result of funding discrepancies. The Elder Justice Act and its impact on APS are also detailed in the course. This training course may benefit individuals who work with older adults or vulnerable adult populations, as well as professionals in APS agencies or other state and local agencies that collaborate with APS.

This course provides participants with an overview of the issue of elder abuse. The course materials define, distinguish, and explain the significance and impact of elder abuse, as well as offer strategies to respond to possible scenarios. The course is designed for individuals in the fields of aging and disabilities who may encounter elder abuse or vulnerable adult abuse situations.