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"THE GERIATRIC SOCIAL WORK INITIATIVE" PROGRAM

WHAT Collaborating geriatric social work and therapy programs so that professionals and organizations can improve elder care and quality of mental healht and life for seniors and their families.
WHYAs the population ages the need for trained geriatric social workers to help promote senior mental health and prevent elderly depression is also growing in order to provide counseling, family support, and coordinate care.
WHEREGeriatric Social Work Initiative. Funded by the John A. Hartford Foundation.
Columbia University School of Social Work.
Boston College Graduate School of Social Work. University of Washington School of Social Work.


Program Description

Under the "Geriatric Social Work Initiative" Program, the "Faculty Scholars" Program trains academic leaders to teach and mentor the next generation of social workers to provide support and therapy to seniors.

The "Doctoral Fellows" Program recruits and sustains talented doctoral students in geriatric social work.

"National Center for Gerontological Social Work Education - Gero-Ed Center" prepares faculty and student leaders with the knowledge and skills to enhance lives of senior citizens and their families through support and therapy. The "Geriatric Social Work Initiative" Program is collaborating with social work programs, organizations and other funders around the country to prepare needed, aging-savvy social workers and improve the care and well-being of older adults and their families.
source:gswi.org

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