Pennsylvania is hosting this year’s Annual National Adult Protective Service Associations (NAPSA) Conference from August 29 through 31 at the Loews Hotel in Philadelphia.The theme is “Protect, Prevent, Empower.” The conference will feature many of the nation’s leading adult protective services professionals who will share their ideas, expertise and creative approaches.
This national conference comes at a time when elder abuse and elder justice has been the subject of growing attention in the Commonwealth.
In 2014, a 38-member Task Force convened by the PA Supreme Court issued a 284-page report with 130 recommendations to enhance the way Pennsylvania elders interact with the state court system and are protected in cases involving abuse, neglect, guardianship and other matters. That report is available here. The Task Force report has spurred local attempts to improve and better coordinate efforts to curb elder abuse.
The upcoming NAPSA conference details, including the conference brochure and registration information are available here: http://www.napsa-now.org/about-napsa/annual-conference.