Category: General Mental Health and Older Adults: What APS Needs to Know

Mental Health and Older Adults: What APS Needs to Know

May 23, 2024

National Adult Protective Services Training Center (NATC)
Thursday, May 23, 2024 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.

It is estimated that at least one in four older adults is living with a mental health condition. The impact of these conditions will range in severity, depending on the person and the diagnosis. Still, it will often affect most aspects of a person's life, including physical health, relationships, and their ability to care for themselves. APS frequently becomes involved with cases involving mental health, and workers often describe these situations as particularly challenging. In this webinar, participants will gain a better understanding of the most common mental health disorders for older adults and how the symptoms may impact their cases. This webinar will provide strategies for APS professionals on how they can adapt their communication and case planning to better accommodate people who are experiencing symptoms of mental health conditions.

Webinar presenter: Katie Wilson, MS Katie Wilson is the Lead Instructional Designer for the National Adult Protective Services Training Center (NATC), where she designs and develops training for APS professionals across the US. Katie has over 15 years of experience in the protective services field, working for several years as an APS worker before moving into training and curriculum development. Over the years, Katie has been involved with various projects and presentations involving mental health topics, including volunteering as a support group facilitator for death, dying, and bereavement issues. She has an M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, specializing in grief counseling.

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