We have an entire Web page dedicated to resources for Admissions Personnel. Admissions staff are in a key position to encourage students to consider course work, field placements, or careers in gerontological social work. The positive influence of Admissions personnel is vital since so many applicants have negative attitudes or misconceptions about work with older adults and their families. We have several resources online including:
- Why Recruit Students to Gerontological Social Work
- How to Respond to Student Stereotypes
- Facts on Aging
- Experience: Careers in Aging
We also have limited hardcopies of a Careers in Aging bookmark for students that we can distribute upon request.
Please contact the CSWE Gero-Ed Center if you have specific questions about how you can be part of this national gero social work movement. The Center would be pleased to mail you packet(s) of information developed specifically for use in Admissions Offices or provide you with one-on-one consultation.