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Gero Innovations Grant

The Gero Innovations Grant (GIG), 2007-2009, funded 14 MSW programs to develop, implement, and evaluate different methods to infuse gerontological competencies into classes and related field opportunities for each of the three specialty areas - mental health, substance use and health.

How to Search for GIG Resources 

There are several ways to search for resources for your course.
Browse by Specialization
Do you need resources for a class you teach in health, mental health, or substance use? Clicking on the links below will take you directly to resources developed specifically for that area.

Browse By Keyword
Do you have a specific topic you want to address? By visiting the CSWE Gero-Ed Center’s resource collection, “Resources For Infusing Gero In Your Teaching” you can browse by keyword. Sample keywords you may want to search by include:

  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Dementia
  • Paranoia
  • Homelessness
  • Field Instructors

Browse By Social Work Program
If you are looking for a teaching module developed by a specific GIG project, use the navigation on the left side of your screen or in the table below.

GIG Grantees 

Adelphi University
Judy Fenster, PhD

Arizona State University
Craig LeCroy, PhD

Case Western Reserve University
Kathleen Farkas, PhD

Fordham University
Meredith Hanson, PhD

Monmouth University
Carolyn Bradley, PhD

New York University
Caroline Rosenthal Gelman, PhD

Saint Louis University
Michael Mancini, PhD

University at Albany
Anne Ricky Fortune, PhD

University of California, Los Angeles
Steven Clark, PhD

University of Chicago
Stanley McCracken, PhD

University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Jay Poole, PhD

University of Oklahoma
Julie Miller-Cribbs, PhD

University of Texas at Arlington
Norman Cobb, PhD

University of Texas at Austin
Diana DiNitto, PhD