By Joanna Mellor,Joann Ivry

s your gerontological social paintings software as comprehensive—and besides attended—as it may be?

Advancing Gerontological Social paintings schooling may also help you strengthen classes that successfully arrange social paintings scholars and practitioners to paintings with the ever-increasing older inhabitants. It sincerely offers the explanation for geriatric/gerontological instruction and defines the present prestige of geriatric/gerontological schooling. With attention-grabbing case experiences, designated curricula, and a evaluate of the talents and information potential valuable for powerful geriatric social paintings perform, this e-book additionally describes numerous classes and education schemes in detail—noting the issues that different educators have encountered and providing sensible feedback to aid in replicating the courses in different associations.

This e-book is mainly important since it not just examines the problems surrounding—and desire for—increased gerontological schooling for social staff, yet since it follows this with particular, concrete descriptions of academic methods and curricula. It provide you with either the framework and the specifics to improve your personal gerontological social paintings schooling application on the graduate or undergraduate point. precious charts and tables make the data effortless to entry and comprehend.

Advancing Gerontological Social paintings schooling is split into 3 sections, every one of to be able to elevate your wisdom and knowing of this very important quarter of social paintings schooling. the 1st part examines:

  • the ancient improvement of gerontological social paintings schooling
  • the CSWE/SAGE-SW talents venture
  • the significance of interdisciplinary teamwork—and the academic foundation for interdisciplinary group education, highlighting organizational context, staff constitution, staff strategy, and group results
  • how one can elevate scholars' curiosity during this important zone of social work

within the moment part of this well-referenced booklet, you are going to study school-based projects, focusing on:

  • the advance and implementation of the toilet A. Hartford starting place Geriatric Social paintings Initiative
  • the recruitment of scholars into geriatric social work—with an exam of a fellowship software
  • the connection among the getting older inhabitants of the USA and the starting to be call for for geriatric social workers-and how that want should be met via graduate-level social paintings education
  • constructing a box education rotation version
  • a doctoral fellowship application and its dissertation help, mentorship, and management development

The 3rd part of Advancing Gerontological Social paintings schooling features:

  • an empirical research exploring the possibility of a constrained curriculum module to augment MSW and BSW scholars' gerontological practice-related wisdom, attitudes, and curiosity
  • an summary of the historical past and cause of provider studying in elder care
  • an outline of the numerous provider studying in elder care courses
  • an experiential workout that used to be used effectively to help graduate scholars in integrating and utilising their wisdom approximately geriatric evaluate
  • the result of interviews with MSW scholars in regards to the appropriateness in their training for clinical social paintings with an elderly population—conducted initially, midpoint, and finish in their box placements
  • a record on incorporating intergenerational provider studying into an undergraduate introductory gerontology path
  • using the “family study,” which exposes groups of scholars for 20 weeks to a kinfolk that comes with an older adult

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