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The guardians of those most vulnerable are in communities across the country, the men and women, nurses and social workers of our Adult Protective Services (APS). Set in the fictional county of Cedarwood, Protecting the Shadow is based on real life cases encountered by Adult Protective Services. The story features five social workers, a nurse, and a deputy public guardian as they labor to provide protection and services for those who cannot safeguard or take care of themselves. The cases explore issues on the shadow side of society: hoarding, sexual assault, senile dementia, fiduciary abuse, alcoholism, domestic violence, and undue influence. While the characters and settings have been fictionalized, the situations are real, intriguing, and often heart-rending. And they are all around us. Paul D. Buchanan is a professional social worker and a licensed counselor who has worked for APS for more than sixteen years. He has been training professional health care workers about Adult Protective Services since 2002.
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Paul D. Buchanan is a historian, a naturalist, a student of metaphysics and mythology, a licensed counselor, a former lay minister, and a social worker. He has worked for the last thirteen years as a social worker in California, and has maintained a practice as a Marriage, Family, and Child Counselor.
A professional writer, Buchanan's "day job" provides insight into the personalities and behaviors he has researched and portrayed in his writings. A professional author, publisher, editor, and writer for fifteen years, Buchanan's works include:
Historic Places of Worship, (1999), McFarland & Company, Inc.
Famous Animals of the States, (1996), McFarland & Company, Inc.
Publisher, Editor, Writer:
La Gente (I 989-1992), a Spanish language information and resources newspaper (Circulation 10,000)
Taulama (1992), a Tongan language information and resources newspaper (Circulation 2000) Resource Bulletin (1987-1993), an English language information and resources newsletter (Circulation 4000)
Home Now, (1988-1991) a newsletter for Homeless
Works published by companies from Catholic Digest to Oatmeal Greeting Cards Company
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