A State of Innovation
California's Adult Protections Services Program

CWDA Conference/Symposium Presentation

California Adult Protective Services (APS) is known as a national leader in addressing abuse of elders and dependent adults. This workshop will highlight many of the recent innovations including: data collection that supports advocacy, development and delivery of core training to all APS social workers, APS involvement in three federal grants designed to enhance social work practice by measuring outcomes, and improving capacity assessments and addressing trauma.


  • Sandy Skezas, Program Manager, Adult and Long Term Care with the County of Santa Cruz
  • Allison Yant, Acting APS Program Manager, Monterey County Departament of Social Services
  • Akiles Ceron, Program Director, Adult Protective Services, City and County of San Francisco, Department of Aging and Adult Services
  • Lori Delagrammatikas, APS Liaison, California Department of Social Service Chris Alire, San Diego County

Download the APS Innovation Presentation