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Legacy Programs

The CSWE Gero-Ed Center prepares faculty and student leaders with the knowledge and skills to enhance the health and well-being of older adults and their families through the following programs:

  • BSW Experiential Learning (BEL) Program (2008–2012)
    Recruiting undergraduates to field placements, MSW programs, and careers in gero social work through promoting experiential learning opportunities with older adults.

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.