ACL has partnered with New Editions Consulting, Inc. (a woman-owned small business) to continue to build the evidence base for Adult Protective Services (APS) and to create an inventory of screening and assessment tools developed to help professionals in their work with older adults and adults with disabilities who are at risk of, or victims of, abuse, neglect, self-neglect, or exploitation.
This project will produce a comprehensive review of existing screening and assessment tools to determine the domain assessed by different tools, their intended purpose, the training necessary to use each tool, and the level of evidence supporting each tool.
The activities of this project include:
- Drafting a research plan
- Conducting a literature review and review of reports
- Developing a Validation Hierarchy
- Reviewing and rating tools
- Developing an inventory
- Developing a process for updating the inventory