Partnerships for Person-Centered and Participant-Directed LTSS Project


Teaching & Field Placement Resources 

Over 100 teaching resources (case studies, videos, articles...) and field placement resources (student learning contracts, orientation documents, sample interview questions...) are available to use in your program. Also, a list of Person-Centered and Participant-Directed Social Work Competencies has been created in relation to the 2015 CSWE Educational Policies. Please browse, download, and feel free to integrate these resources into your class and field curriculum.

Project Overview
The Partnerships for Person-Centered and Participant-Directed Long-Term Services and Supports (Partnerships) Project, funded by the New York Community Trust, July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2016, represents an academic-practice partnership between the CSWE Gero-Ed Center and the National Resource Center for Participant-Directed Services (NRCPDS) at the Boston College Graduate School of Social Work. 
  • The Partnerships Project prepares BSW and MSW students with person-centered (PC) and participant-directed (PD) competencies and evaluates the outcomes of such education.
  • It targets the Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs) and social work programs in the Administration for Community Living’s (ACL) eight Enhanced ADRC Options Counseling states (Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Oregon, Vermont, Washington, and Wisconsin) and in New York City. Combined, the eight states and NYC give the project the capacity for nationwide impact and sustainability.
  • This project builds upon the GeroRich Program’s and Gero-Ed Center’s successful utilization of the planned change model of curricular and organizational change, which garners key stakeholder support, conducts thorough curriculum assessments to determine courses targeted for infusion, and tests strategies to infuse and sustain new competencies and content in required courses.
  • The project also utilizes the NRCPDS’s extensive PC/PD training resources and national collaborations with the Aging and Disability (A/D) Network. 

View the project goals and primary activities and the participating social work programs and their partner agencies.