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The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) would like to thank all the great presenters and attendees for making the 2016 Adult Protective Services Conference a huge success. The planning for the 2017 conference is under way.

We are now seeking workshop presenters for the 34th Annual Adult Protective Services Conference to be held in South Padre Island, Texas on October 3-6, 2017.

Call for Presentations

If you would like to present a workshop at the 2017 APS Conference or have questions, please contact Thomas Ortiz. To stay up-to-date, "like" our Facebook page.


  • 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
  • Financial Exploitation
  • Domestic Violence
  • Diabetes Management (health and nutrition)
  • 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
  • and many moreā€¦