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Adult Services Training Academy

Specialized Courses

These are continuing education courses that are not associated with the NAPSA Training Certificate.

Registration Instructions

You only need to register if you have never taken an eLearning with us in the past.

  1. In order to correctly record your APS eLearning completions, you will be required to use your County Email address for registration. Click on the Register for eLearning link.
  2. Within one business day, you will receive an email with login credentials to our CyberTrain LMS and have access to our catalog of APS eLearning courses.
  3. Click on the link provided in the email to login or click on the eLearning Link in a course on this website.
  4. Once you login, on your dashboard locate your course under "My Record" and select "Search Classes".
  5. After you have completed your course(s), you can check completion status under "History" found in the "My Record" tab.
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If you would like an up to date transcript of the APS courses you have completed, please contact cynthina@mail.fresnostate.edu.


Class Description: This is the eLearning course, Deed Theft and Foreclosure Resuce Scams. This Training was developed by the APS Training Project Bay Area Academy, San Franciso State University and the Academy for Professional Excellence, a project of San Diego State University School of Social Work.

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Class Description: Determining if an individual is a dependent adult and is eligible for APS services is complicated. Many people confuse dependency with disability and think that if someone has a disability that person must be a dependent adult. But disability and dependency are not equivalents and having a disability does not automatically translate into being eligible for APS services. Dependency involves a disability, functional impairments, and an inability to protect one’s own interests. In addition, in order to be eligible for APS services there must be a need for protection and a link or nexus between the disability or functional impairments and the protection issue.

In this dynamic, interactive 90 minute online training, participants will utilize the Determining Dependent Adult Status Guide and Dependent Adult Definition Chart to work case scenarios. This training provides more clarity about what information to gather and guidance in interpreting it. The Framework presented will make the determination of dependency status easier and reduce the uncertainty associated with the process

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Class Description: This is the eLearning course, Identity Theft and Credit Card Fraud. This Training was developed by the APS Training Project Bay Area Academy, San Franciso State University and the Academy for Professional Excellence, a project of San Diego State University School of Social Work.

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Class Description: This is the eLearing couse, Living Trust and Annuities Scams. This training was developed by the APS Training Project Bay Area Academy, San Francisco State University and the Academy for Professional Excellence, a project of San Diego State University School of Social Work.

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Class Description: This is the eLearning course, Power of Attorney Abuses. This training was developed by the APS Training Project Bay Area Academy, San Francisco State University and the Academy for Professional Excellence, a project of San Diego State University School of Social Work.

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Class Description: This is the eLearning course, Reverse Mortgage Abuse. This training was developed by the APS Training Project Bay Area Academy, San Francisco State University and the Academy for Professional Excellence, a project of San Diego State University School of Social Work.

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Class Description: Undue influence has to do with people, often perpetrators, using their personal power to exploit others. Undue influence is often used to commit financial exploitation. Undue influence differs from persuasion or salesman ship in that undue influence is the substitution of one person’s will for the true desires of the other (Mary Jo Quinn-2001). The use of undue influence may include fraud, duress, threats and other types of deceptions. The undue influence mini-module explores undue influence, its relationship to financial abuse, indicators of undue influence, and information pertinent to investigating cases of alleged financial abuse where undue influence may be a factor.

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Class Description: Investigating and uncovering the evidence needed to confirm financial abuse by undue influence is difficult. When that crime is committed by professionals (doctors, attorneys, ministers, accountants, to name but a few) it becomes even more daunting. This elearning course is an advanced course on the topic.

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Class Description: In this 90-minute eLearning course, participants will use the CA APS Standards for Consistency in Determining Findings Protocol, which consists of the Guiding Principles and the Matrix, and apply the protocol to case studies. The Guiding Principles and the Matrix make the decision-making process in determining findings easier, enhance effectiveness, and reduce the stress often associated with determining findings. This training will provide clarity on what information to gather during an investigation, what is and what is not important in evaluating the information, and guidance in interpreting the information. 

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Class Description: The SOC 242 is the data collection tool used by the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) to collect data about Adult Protective Services across the state of California. The SOC 242 was revised in 2019 to include more demographic information about the clients we serve, the suspected abusers, and who is making reports to APS. This course, The SOC and You: What You Need to Know, will increase your knowledge of the SOC 242, the purpose behind the report, and how to accurately report data so that informed decisions can be made at a state and federal level.
 
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