19th Annual NAPSA Conference
“APS: Advocating, Protecting and Serving Vulnerable Adults”
On August 26-29, 2008, the National Adult Protective Services Association (NAPSA), in collaboration with the Illinois Department on Aging, will hold the 19th annual national conference at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers, Illinois. This year, the conference is being co-sponsored with the Illinois Department on Aging and the event is funded in part through the Archstone Foundation and the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, United States Department of Justice. (Note: Points of view expressed in this event are those of the organizers and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.)
The 2008 conference theme “APS: Advocating, Protecting and Serving Vulnerable Adults” is reflected through many exciting features. The pre-conference intensive on “Self-Neglect,” hosted by the National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse, will be on Tuesday, August 26, 2008 from 1:00-4:00pm.
On Wednesday, August 27, the conference will open with presentations from NAPSA and the Illinois Department on Aging, followed by internationally renowned Keynote Speaker Dr. Bertice Berry. With 20 years of lecturing experience, Dr. Berry is a sociologist and has taught at Kent State University. She is also a best-selling author, talk show host, accomplished singer and entertainer, and comedienne.
The conference will provide many highly acclaimed speakers such as: Nora Baladerian Ph.D., Holly Ramsey-Klawsnik Ph.D., Arlene Markarian, Scott Modell Ph.D., Daniel Sheridan, as well as bringing back last year's keynote speaker Robin Rose.
A diverse range of high caliber presentations will be available from District Attorneys, medical experts, law enforcement, researchers, financial insititutions, academia and talented APS professionals. Conference workshops will cover such areas as forensic wounds and testifying for Adult Protective Services. Concurrent sessions held over the three days will range from Autism and Abuse, Self-Neglect, Elder Substance Abuse, Animal Cruelty and Family Violence. And due to its popularity Show and Yell will return to showcase many new innovative sessions and statewide projects. Finally, an NCEA Panel and OVW Presentation, followed by a highly and informative Plenary Session from Diane and Kathy: Body and Soul closes out the conference on Friday, August 29.
The conference will also provide many opportunities for networking: the first NAPSA Dinner Cruise, Business and Awards Luncheon, extended Exhibition Area as well as enjoying all that Chicago has to offer - Jazz Festival, Fireworks Display, Museums, Ball Games, House of Blues, .....
This years conference promises to be a great success. For more information about the 2008 NAPSA Conference, please visit the NAPSA website at http://www.apsnetwork.org/.
We look forward to seeing you on August 26 in Chicago, Illinois!
You don’t want to miss it!!!