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Lifetime Abuse and Quality of Life among Older People

Abuse has immediate effects on health and, in some cases, is fatal. It has been established that exposure to abuse results in physical, mental, and behavioral health consequences. Maltreatment is a common and significant burden on the health care system that can produce residual effects, both short and long term. In fact, the negative health consequences can persist long after the ... Read More »

SPS Special Ethical Considerations When Working with Older Adults Webinar

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          Celebrating Older American Month Special Ethical Considerations When Working with Older Adults Wednesday, May 24, 2017 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM   ET Credit Hours: 1  CEU(s) Presenter: Dawn Hobdy, MSW, LICSW Practicing with high ethical standards requires special consideration when working with older adults. This session will focus on ethical issues that social workers face ... Read More »

“When Things Are Really Complicated, We Call the Social Worker”: Post-Hip-Fracture Care Transitions for Older People

Social workers play a key role in the delivery of interdisciplinary health care. However, in the past decade, concerns have been raised about social work’s sustainability and contributions in a changing health care sector. Due to multiple factors, including spending cuts and the expansion of the roles of nurses, social work’s role in frontline health care situations has experienced a ... Read More »

NASW Lunchtime Webinar Medicare and Inpatient Services

Medicare and Inpatient Services: Coverage, Rights & Resources During Care Transitions Thursday, February 23, 2012 Exclusively for NASW Members 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET Credit Hours: 1 CEU(s) Social workers play a key role in helping clients access inpatient medical and rehabilitative care under original Medicare and private Medicare Advantage plans. Such assistance is critical as Medicare beneficiaries transition ... Read More »

Older Adults Adjusting to New Life Challenges: How Social Workers Help Specialty Practice Sections Webinar

Older Adults Adjusting to New Life Challenges: How Social Workers Help Wednesday, January 25, 2012 Exclusively for Specialty Practice Section Members Sponsored by the NASW Aging Section 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM ET Credit Hours: 1.5 CEU(s) Presenter: • Forrest Hong, LCSW, C-ASWCM Moderator(s): • Kamilah Omari, LMSW-Clinical and Macro, ACSW Thanks to the emergence of modern medicine and drugs, ... Read More »

NASW Requests Comments on Draft Standards for Social Work Practice with Family Caregivers of Older Adults

Draft available for public review and comment. Family caregivers constitute the foundation of care for older adults but often provide such care at risk to their own health and well-being. Social workers across practice settings play a critical role in supporting family caregivers at the individual, family, group, community, and organizational levels. To view the standards and submit comments, visit ... Read More »

Older Adults and Compulsive Hoarding

micosi della pelle cura ASW Specialty Practice Sections held a webinar providing an overview of recent research studies of compulsive hoarding in older adults, discussing ethical and legal issues, and new developments in knowledge and skills for practice with older adults who hoard. Specialty Practice Section members can view the webinar in its entirety. Presenter(s): • Barbara A. Soniat, Ph.D, MSW ... Read More »

Social workers deserve a boost

Published August 23, 2008 – From the The Baltimore Sun (Response to Aug 19 Op-Ed) I remember the response many years ago when I told an aunt I was entering social work school: “Why do you want to spend your life giving out ‘home relief’ checks” (“It’s time for the givers to receive,” Commentary, Aug. 19)? Social work has come ... Read More »

Is Hoarding a Big Deal?

Is My Ex Boyfriend Done For Good how do you make your boyfriend want you again – As the percentage of the older population in the United States continues to cialis cheap grow over the next few decades, social workers will likely encounter the behavior of hoarding more often in their work. Yet, how to get back at your ex, ... Read More »

Social Work in the News – January 29, 2008

Guarding Health, And Independence Washington Post, Washington DC Jennifer Edge, a social worker from ElderLink, lifted each rug… Social work, diversity given greater importance at UAB The Kaleidoscope, AL Jason Streater, a UAB sophomore majoring in social work, is just one of the many. After sitting down for an interview with Streater, I have come to realize … To get ... Read More »