Special Incident Reporting
MANDATED REPORTING LINKS
Adult Protective Services (APS) – State-mandated Title XX service program which mandates the prompt investigation of all situations involving elders (age 65 or older) and dependent adults (physically or mentally impaired 18–64-year-old) who are reported to be endangered by physical, sexual or financial abuse, abandonment, isolation, abduction, neglect or self-neglect or hazardous living conditions. Online reporting is accessible here.
Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS) – Mandated reporters may now complete Child Abuse Reporting online. It is necessary to make a phone report first and receive a reference number that will allow you to log in to the Mandated Reporters site to complete the written report.
Long Term Care Ombudsman – An Ombudsman is an individual who is trained and State-certified to objectively investigate and resolve complaints made by individuals against abuses. The Long-Term Care OMBUDSMAN Program is a free and confidential service that maintains and improves the quality of life for residents in long-term care facilities.
California Poison Control System (CPCS) is the statewide provider of immediate, free, and expert treatment advice and assistance over the telephone in case of exposure to poisonous, hazardous, or toxic substances. Call us toll-free at 1-800-222-1222, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has a COVID-19 webpage for Direct Service Providers (i.e., personal care attendants, direct support professionals, paraprofessionals, therapists, and others).
Department of Developmental Services for COVID-19 Information and Resources page provides links to general information about COVID-19, approved changes to increase flexibility for providers, resources, and more.
DDS Safety Net – The purpose of the SafetyNet is to ensure that Californians with developmental disabilities are safe and healthy. With this in mind, we develop new SafetyNet articles, presentations, and tools based directly on trends among Californian individuals with developmental disabilities. We hope that individuals with developmental disabilities and supporters (direct support professionals, family members, and other support providers) will find the information on this site relevant, practical, and engaging.
DDS Wellness Tool Kit is a new website that provides information and tools related to health and safety for self-advocates, direct support professionals (DSPs), and vendors or providers. On this site, you will find articles, slideshows, and videos; tools to use in your everyday life; links to online resources; and more!
Official California Legislative Information – This site is maintained by the Legislative Counsel of California and contains up-to-date information on the law, legislative sessions, and bill information.
AN AGE FOR JUSTICE: CONFRONTING ELDER ABUSE IN AMERICA
This video produced by the Elder Justice Now campaign shows the families and individuals whose lives have been turned upside down by elder abuse. The video provides stark proof of the financial, emotional, physical, and psychological impact of the violence and abuse that an estimated five million Americans face daily.
ELDER ABUSE: LEARN THE SIGNS AND BREAK THE SILENCE
How to recognize signs of abuse of seniors and what to do when you see these signs. In partnership with the Alberta Elder Abuse Awareness Network, the Government of Alberta has produced this video to raise awareness of elder abuse and to let those affected know there is help available.
SIGNS OF ELDER ABUSE
This video provides vital information for protecting vulnerable adults and seniors from abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation.
RECOGNIZING & RESPONDING TO ELDER ABUSE IN RESIDENTIAL CARE SETTING (Part 1)
RECOGNIZING & RESPONDING TO ELDER ABUSE IN RESIDENTIAL CARE SETTING (Part 2)
YOUR LEGAL DUTY: REPORTING ELDER & DEPENDENT ADULT ABUSE (PARTS 1-4)
This video provides an overview of the legal duties of a mandated reporter of elder and dependent adult abuse.