2014 Gero-Ed Track: Social Work's Role in the New Era of Aging

The 2014 Gero-Ed Track, supported by the Gero-Ed Center and the Association for Gerontology Education in Social Work (AGESW), is one of 40 tracks at the CSWE Annual Program Meeting (APM). It will be held at the Tampa Bay Convention Center in Tampa, Florida from October 23–October 26, 2014.

Highlights include:

Gero-Ed Track Kick-Off Panel—Aging Your Way: Advancing Social Work Education and Practice

Friday, October 24
11:00 am–12:30 pm
Tampa Convention Center, Room 14
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Community-based initiatives have emerged from a growing desire to age in place. These initiatives are reshaping local communities, redefining how we age across the life course, and changing our care delivery system.

An expert panel will define this topic and place it within the broader context of social work education on aging services. Panelists include moderator, Stephen Golant (University of Florida), Emily Greenfield (Rutgers University), Amanda Lehning (University of Maryland, Baltimore), and Nicole Ruggiano (Florida International University). Learn more about the panelists here.

AGESW Reception

Friday, October 24
7:00–8:30 pm
Marriott Tampa Bay Waterside Hotel, Florida Ballroom Salons I, II, III

The annual AGESW reception will feature networking among gerontology educators, researchers, and practitioners.

Person-Centered and Participant-Directed Competencies

Social work graduates need person-centered and participant-directed (PC/PD) competencies to work in community-based services for older adults and persons with disabilities. A preconference Faculty Development Institute (FDI) and a Gero-Ed Track panel session will provide the PC/PD philosophy and demonstrate strategies to infuse PC/PD competencies and content into generalist curriculum. Attendees will receive a Toolkit with infusion strategies and teaching resources:

Preconference FDI: Preparing Social Workers with PC/PD Competencies
Thursday, October 23, 1:30–4:30 pm
Tampa Convention Center, Room 9
• Gero-Ed Track Panel: Infusing PC/PD Competencies into Required Generalist Curriculum
Saturday, October 25, 1:45–3:15 pm
Tampa Convention Center, Room 14

PanelTraining HPPAE Students in Health Care Settings: Looking Back and Moving Forward

Friday, October 24
5:00–6:30 pm
Tampa Convention Center, Room 24


The Affordable Care Act is emphasizing the need for effective and efficient health care for frequent users such as dual eligibles, individuals with chronic illnesses, and older adults. Current research shows that social work interventions can significantly reduce use of health care services and associated costs while also improving quality of life for older adults. This panel will explore how educators are preparing Hartford Partnership Program in Aging Education (HPPAE) students to work in these changing health care settings. Panelists include moderator, Victoria Rizzo (Binghamton University), Robyn Golden (Rush University Medical Center), Paul Gould (Binghamton University), and Marilyn Luptak (University of Utah).

 

 

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