This is a recording of the webinar that took place on January 27, 2016 for the Research to Practice Webinar Series held by the NAPSA-NCPEA Joint Research Committee.
This presentation will focus on the design and development of a Tool for Risk, Interventions and Outcomes (TRIO). This is a tool designed by social workers for social workers to increase consistency in the investigation and assessment of risk for elders and dependent adults who come to the attention of Adult Protective Services. Social Workers and Social Work Managers designed the TRIO to meet the following objectives:
1. Create a standardized approach to investigation, assessment and intervention based on the principles of established social work practice.
2. Reduce variability and improve outcomes by establishing agreed upon language, outcomes and goals.
3. Provide a guide to investigation, assessment of risk and interventions.
4. Document the work.
5. Measure client outcomes, program outcomes and prognosis of recurrence.
The presentation will include some of the research findings from the work of Drs. David Sommerfeld and Greg Aarons from the University of California San Diego. This research resulted in the article, “Multidimensional Measurement within Adult Protective Services: Design and Initial Testing of the Tool for Risk, Interventions and Outcomes (TRIO)” published in the Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect, Fall 2014 (Sommerfeld, Henderson, Snider and Aarons).