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33rd Annual Adult Protective Services Conference

Protecting with Purpose, Passion and Persistence

The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) is pleased to announce that the 33rd annual Adult Protective Service Conference will be held in South Padre Island, TX on October 4-7, 2016. We are currently seeking presenters for the premier adult protective services conference in the nation.

We are still accepting workshop proposals on various topics.

Call for Presentations - Related Topics:

  • Resources for Veterans with Disabilities
  • Housing our Homeless Veterans
  • Caseload Management
  • Time Management
  • Management Training
  • Worker Safety
  • Injuries in the Elderly
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Long term care changes (state level)
  • Death and Dying
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Dementia, including Alzheimer's disease
  • Mental Health
  • Investigating Abuse
  • Diabetes Management (health and nutrition)
  • Financial Exploitation
  • Domestic Violence
  • Investigative Challenges of State-run Psychiatric Facilities
  • Working with Clients with Disabilities
  • Disability Rights
  • Structured Decision Making
  • Demographics on Aging and what is means to APS
  • Ethics
  • Elder Abuse
  • Health Disparities
  • Stress Management
  • Helping Undocumented Immigrants
  • Working with the Legal System
  • Forensic Interviewing Skills
  • Caseload Management 
  • Time Management
  • Leadership
  • And many more...

If you would like to present a workshop at the 2016 APS Conference or have questions, contact Thomas Ortiz at

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