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February 18, 2011

Advanced Perspectives on Older Adults and the Aging Family Syllabus

The Advanced Gero Social Work Practice Guide (Curriculum Resource Examples) identifies the assignment Safety Checklist/Home Visit Interview (syllabus p. 7) to support students’ attainment of Educational Policies 2.1.3—Apply critical thinking to inform and communicate professional judgments and 2.1.10(a)—Engage with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities, and Advanced Gero Practice Behaviors: Relate concepts and theories of aging to social work practice (e.g., cohorts, normal aging, and life course perspective); Establish rapport and maintains effective working relationships with older adults and family members. It utilizes service learning and case studies as pedagogical techniques.

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