Social Work Practice With Older Adults
An Actively Aging Framework for Practice
- Jill M. Chonody - Boise State University
- Barbra Teater - The College of Staten Island and Graduate Center, CUNY, USA
Social Work Practice With Older Adults by Jill Chonody and Barbra Teater presents a contemporary framework based on the World Health Organization’s active aging policy that allows forward-thinking students to focus on client strengths and resources when working with the elderly. The Actively Aging framework takes into account health, social, behavioral, economic, and personal factors as they relate to aging, but also explores environmental issues, which supports the new educational standards put forth by the Council on Social Work Education. Covering micro, mezzo, and macro practice domains, the text examines all aspects of working with aging populations, from assessment through termination.
An Instructor Teaching Site (Password Protected) includes:
- Chapter-by-Chapter resources compiled by the authors
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“This book will help students understand generalist practice with elders and the many career opportunities available in gerontology.”
“Addressing a need in the field, this textbook serves both as an exceptional text and a worthy reference for practitioners.”
“Building on evidence-supported active aging models, this book sheds light on specific domains that affect active aging, and introduces an array of micro, mezzo and macro social work practice approaches with older adults.”
“The book covers areas of social work that are needed given the demographic profile of older adults in the United States.”
“The extensive content provides an innovative and comprehensive appreciation of the issues contributing to the experience of aging.”
This book received positive feedback from my students.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter (2) – (Aging and Ageism: Cultural Influences).
Chapter (3) – (Actively Aging and Social Work Practice).