Gero-Ed Center Celebrates NASW Social Work Month

3/1/2011

Results of a 2005 National Association of Social Workers (NASW) survey of licensed members noted that only 9% of respondents identified aging as their field of practice, with less than 5% specifically trained in gerontological social work. Although nearly 75% of social work graduates work in some capacity with older adults and their families, few have been adequately prepared to do so.

One of the CSWE Gero-Ed Center’s initiatives, the Specialized Gerontology Program, addresses this gap between need and supply by enhancing social work students’ gero competencies at the generalist and advanced levels. Learn about what our Specialized Gerontology grantees are doing to improve the gero competencies of their students and future social workers.