The CSWE Gero-Ed Center addresses a variety of gerontological issues through publications including an e-newsletter, a monograph on curricular and organizational change, and other reports.
Aging Times was published bi-monthly from 2006–2012. Each issue addressed a contemporary topic with articles by faculty and students and provided an accessible and concise link to the Center’s programs, initiatives, and curricular resources.
In 2004 and 2009, the CSWE Gero-Ed Center conducted Textbook Reviews of widely used generalist texts to analyze the quality and quantity of gero content.
Transforming Social Work Education
In 2009 CSWE Press published Transforming Social Work Education: The First Decade of the Hartford Geriatric Social Work Initiative, edited by Nancy Hooyman and including chapters written by all the GSWI Principal Investigators. Lessons learned regarding community partnerships, scholarly capacity-building, mentoring, communications marketing, and curricular and organizational change are relevant across a range of practice areas and disciplines.
The State of the Science: Professional Partners Supporting Family Caregivers report was published through the Journal of Social Work Education (JSWE) and the American Journal of Nursing (AJN). It is a must-read for caregiver scholars and practitioners. Full-text articles from JSWE are available.
NADD’s Gerontological Task Force
With support from the John A. Hartford Foundation, the Gerontological Task Force of the National Association of Deans and Directors of Schools of Social Work (NADD) developed two monographs. The Educational, Research and Service Enhancements in Aging monograph outlines pioneering developments in aging education within social work programs. The Guide to Resources in Aging Research and Education monograph offers resources to support student scholarships and faculty research.
The GeroRich Monograph, Achieving Curricular and Organizational Change: Impact of the CSWE Geriatric Enrichment in Social Work Education Project (PDF), summarizes findings and lessons learned from the CSWE Geriatric Enrichment in Social Work Education (GeroRich) Project, funded by the Hartford Foundation 2001-04, and highlights strategies to engage faculty, students, and practitioners in the process of sustainable change.
A Blueprint for the New Millennium
In anticipation of geriatric workforce needs, the former CSWE Strengthening Aging and Gerontological Education for Social Work Project (SAGE-SW) developed A Blueprint for the New Millennium (PDF) in 2000 to guide efforts to train gerontologically competent social workers.