The following identify resources and training that support APS workers meeting education requirements under 626.557 Subd. 9e.
APS Foundations – APS Foundations provides a basic introduction to the adult protection system in Minnesota for new APS workers and supervisors, or APS workers and supervisors seeking a refresher. The course focuses on fundamental elements such as APS statutes, definitions, MN Adult Abuse Reporting Center (MAARC), lead investigative agencies (LIAs), and the Adult Protection Service Cycle and Time Frames, from intake to case closure.
APS Foundations supports equity and consistency in service response, as well as outcomes that safeguard and promote dignity for vulnerable adults regardless of their location in Minnesota. The course addresses core competency training recommendations in the ACL Voluntary Consensus Guidelines for State APS Systems.
APS Foundations is offered online over two days in the same week, typically Tuesday and Thursday, from 9:00am - 2:30pm each day. Attendees will need to complete both days to receive a certificate of completion.
APS Foundations training dates are intended to precede SSIS Adult Protection Worker Training dates as much as possible so that APS workers have the option to attend policy-focused training (APS Foundations) and systems-focused training (SSIS Adult Protection Worker Training) sequentially.
Please contact the DHS Adult Protection team with any questions, including upcoming training dates, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- COMING SOON: National Adult Protection Training Center (NATC) is scheduled to launch in September, 2022. The NATC will establish a library of free asynchronous e-learnings for APS professionals.
- APS Technical Assistance Resource Center (TARC) provides a variety of educational opportunities for APS professionals including webinars, briefs, and toolkits that align with APS Core Competencies in national standards (PDF). APS TARC offerings address a wide variety of topics including APS supervision, frauds and scams, interviews with experts, APS investigation, impacts of COVID-19 on APS, and more. Keep up to date with APS TARC offerings by joining their mailing list.
- The National Adult Protective Services Association (NAPSA) Certificate Program offers 23 core competencies identified by NAPSA as basics important to (or necessary for) the practice of Adult Protective Services.
- Adult Protection Investigation Determinations Video Conference (9/12/19). This 1 hour 11 minute recorded video conference, featuring DHS Adult Protection Resource Specialists Kelli Klein and Angelo Flowers, explores how the adult protection investigation determination helps support justice for vulnerable adults who have experienced maltreatment and also hold accountable those responsible for maltreatment.