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WORKING WITH THE ELDERLY  




http://www.fordham.edu/images/academics/graduate_schools/gsss/continuinged/working%20with%20the%20elderly.jpgThis course is for social workers that work with older people and their families in a broad range of settings.  While social workers may work specifically with older people in nursing homes and senior centers, social workers also encounter older people in just about any practice setting.  School social workers may work with grandparents raising their grandchildren, while social workers in MR/DD and substance abuse, mental health, family service agencies and private practice have more elderly clients than in years past.  This online course provides information on physical and mental changes in later life, assessment of the older client and interventions such as the use of reminiscence and validation therapy.  Other issues covered include working with families and special populations, as well as elder abuse and substance abuse among older people.


To register for this online course complete the application form , and return it with your payment to Fordham University at the following address:

Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service
Continuing Education Department
113 West 60th Street, Room 726-E
 New York, NY  10023


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