Bureau of Adult Services
Adult Protective Services/Servicios Protectores para Adultos
The New York State Office of Children and Family Services, through its Bureau of Adult Services, is responsible for the oversight of Protective Services for Adults (PSA) and other adult services provided through the local departments of social services, and local operations relative to Family-Type Homes for Adults (FTHA).
The Bureau provides technical assistance to adult services staff of local districts; conducts informal case reviews; participates in audits; reviews consolidated services plans; conducts complaint investigations; and develops public education, training, and interagency initiatives.
This web site is designed to provide information on Protective Services for Adults and to educate the general public on recognizing and responding to adult abuse, neglect and financial exploitation issues.
PSA clients are among the most debilitated and neglected members of the community: the frail elderly, the mentally ill, the developmentally disabled and the abused and exploited.
These persons are often not known to any agency or have refused services and are isolated from family and friends.
The need to provide help for these individuals will continue to grow as our population ages and family ties become strained by distance and the burden of chronic illness.
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- Elder Financial Exploitation Training Video
- Under the Radar: New York State Elder Abuse Prevalence Study
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- Adult Services Newsletter
- Seeking Orders to Gain Access to Adults Believed to be in need of Adult Protective Assistance: Best Practice Guidelines
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