May is Older American’s Month wherein for the past 12 years the APS board has hosted an Annual Conference to educate the community on the financial, legal, mental, social and healthcare perspectives. The conference has generated up to 300 attendees from all aspects of the social, medical and legal fields as such. 2017 conference was titled The Ethical Challenges of Maintaining a Financially Health Community for Vulnerable Adults. Through sponsorships from the community the May Conference was a complete success. The APS Board is able to obtain sponsorships to provide breakfast and lunch for the event. Save the date for our 13th Annual Elder Abuse Awareness conference to be held on May 18, 2018 at United Way Center at 50 Waugh Dr.
Download the form below to register for this event.
The 79th Legislative Session tasked Adult Protective Services with engaging the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board regarding the development of curriculum and degree programs in fields relating to adult protective services, and creating a statewide public awareness campaign designed to educate the college students about the abuse, neglect, and exploitation of the elderly and disabled persons. Therefore the Region 6 APS Board created a specialized training for college and university students on APS. The training walks participants through a day in the life of a caseworker and discusses at length the services APS provides. Each year the Board makes sure the training is available and provides breakfast and lunch for training participants. College day is just another example of how the APS board strives to educate the Houston community.