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WHATResources and information to help prepare social work students to treat older adults.
WHYTo help clarify and strengthen the role of social work in elder care and to meet the social and emotional needs of older adults.
WHEREGero-Ed Center.
Virginia, USA.

Program Description

The Council on Social Work Education Gero-Ed Center provides social work students education and training in the role of Social Worker for Elder Care that promotes individual, family, and community well-being, and social and economic justice.

The Council on Social Work Education Gero-Ed Center has published a Guide for Gero Social Work Practice, a comprehensive guide which helps social workers to address the unique social and emotional needs for older adults.

Additional resources for social workers treating older adults include:

  • Age-Friendly Community Initiatives.
  • Caregiver Well-Being.
  • Elder Justice.
  • Grandparents Raising Grandchildren.
  • Healthy Aging.
  • LGBT Older Adults.
  • Long-Term Services and Supports.
  • Rural Aging.
  • Technology and Aging.


Aging Programs
Aging Awareness & Sensitivity Programs

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