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The Department of Human Services’ (DHS) Division of Adult Protective Services (APS) developed a media toolkit designed for facilities, mandatory reporters, and community members to assist in the awareness of abuse, neglect, exploitation, and abandonment of adults ages 18 to 59 living with a disability within the Commonwealth. Learn more about APS and use these resources to help promote APS to your clients, constituents, and network at the Adult Protective Services Media Toolkit web page.

Additionally, there are several dates (that are subject to change) where DHS will be publishing different social media posts that everyone is encouraged to share. These are available at the Adult Protective Services Media Toolkit web page on:

  • Wednesday, February 9, 2022;
  • Tuesday, February 15, 2022;
  • Wednesday, February 23, 2022;
  • Thursday, March 3, 2022;
  • Monday, March 14, 2022; and
  • Wednesday, March 23, 2022.

Questions regarding the materials found in the APS Media Toolkit or suggestions of additional resources that might be helpful in promoting the program should be directed to the APS Division.

The Department of Human Services/Bureau of Adult Protective Services is offering trainings/webinars for Adult Protective Services. 

Complete online registration at the Survey Monkey LINK below.
Please feel free to share this information with other staff and providers.

With new webinar software we have twice as many logins available and will hopefully be able to accommodate all requests.

Adult Protective Services and Mandatory Reporting Requirements

How: Webinar and In-Person Attendance available
Where: Clothes Tree Building, DGS Complex (former Harrisburg State Hospital Campus)
What: Overview of Act 70, Adult Protective Services Law, eligibility criteria, DHS and Liberty Healthcare Responsibilities; the process for reporting,  mandatory reporting requirements, and statutory definitions.


  • Thursday, February 25 at 1:00 pm
  • Tuesday, March 15 at 10:00 am

Complete the online registration survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DHS_APS_Training

Information and webinar link will be sent prior to the presentation. Contact Deborah Bender at debbender@pa.gov with any questions or concerns.