Advancing Gerontological Social Work Education (Journal of by Joanna Mellor,Joann Ivry

By Joanna Mellor,Joann Ivry

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

Advancing Gerontological Social paintings schooling can assist you advance classes that successfully arrange social paintings scholars and practitioners to paintings with the ever-increasing older inhabitants. It truly offers the explanation for geriatric/gerontological training and defines the present prestige of geriatric/gerontological schooling. With interesting case experiences, precise curricula, and a evaluation of the abilities and data skills precious for powerful geriatric social paintings perform, this ebook additionally describes a number of classes and education schemes in detail—noting the issues that different educators have encountered and providing useful feedback to assist in replicating the courses in different associations.

This e-book is principally precious 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 will give you either the framework and the specifics to enhance your individual gerontological social paintings schooling application on the graduate or undergraduate point. priceless charts and tables make the knowledge effortless to entry and comprehend.

Advancing Gerontological Social paintings schooling is split into 3 sections, each one of so as to raise your wisdom and figuring out of this important zone of social paintings schooling. the 1st part examines:

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

within the moment part of this well-referenced booklet, you'll learn school-based tasks, focusing on:

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

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

  • an empirical examine exploring the potential of a constrained curriculum module to augment MSW and BSW scholars' gerontological practice-related wisdom, attitudes, and curiosity
  • an outline of the historical past and reason of provider studying in elder care
  • an outline of the numerous carrier studying in elder care courses
  • an experiential workout that was once used effectively to aid graduate scholars in integrating and utilizing their wisdom approximately geriatric overview
  • the result of interviews with MSW scholars concerning the appropriateness in their instruction for clinical social paintings with an elderly population—conducted at first, 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 kin that comes with an older adult

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