Aging: Implications for Social Work Practice

  • Gillen, Martie (PI)

Grants and Contracts Details


The University of Kentucky (UK) College of Social Work (COSW), in collaboration with the UK Graduate Center for Gerontology and the Kentucky Aging Research and Information Service, propose to offer a one-day training during the fall of2004. The training will include an introduction, morning session, and afternoon session. A total of 6.5 CEUs will be provided for social workers at the training, given the approval of the Kentucky Board of Social Work. Registration will be limited to the first 50 social workers and will cost $15.00 per participant for the training (normally $100 for all day). Lunch will be provided to the participants from the fee collected. The provision oflunch will allow for internal networking among those interested in the topic. The training will be held at a community location. The training will be advertised on the COSW's Continuing Education Program website: hUp/!!ramhtm. As part of the fall schedule, the training announcement will be sent by mail and email to community agencies and organizations. The COSW has previously offered a 3-hour session on an aging topic. It was well attended and participants expressed interest in further offerings in this area. This full-day training will become a part of our slate of continuing education offerings for the year, providing an avenue to continue after the grant period and expanding our existing efforts. Participants will be asked to complete a workshop evaluation. This will include an evaluation ofthe current training and request areas of interest to be utilized as topics for future trainings. Martie Gillen with the COSW will serve as the Project Coordinator. The College as match for support of this project will donate a portion of her time. Introduction: 8:30 am - 9:00 am Aging and Environment: Implications for Social Work Practice Session Description: Dr. Graham Rowles will examine the different dimensions of the relationship between the older person and his or her environment. Comments will be included on the significance of this relationship for health and well-being. Next, he will trace some of the implications of increased sensitivity of the aging/environment relationship for social work practice.
Effective start/end date7/1/046/30/06


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