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Education Resources

The Education Resources section is a compendium of resources collected as a part of CSWE initiatives and intended to help programs and faculty members in curriculum development and assessment activities. The materials include advanced practice knowledge and practice behaviors related to the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS), syllabi, bibliographies, case studies, assessment tools, and videos for use in the classroom.

We hope to continue to expand this collection with the help of members with expertise in specific areas of practice.

Special Features

Below are additional resources available to our members: our 2015 EPAS Curricular Guide Resource Series; CSWE's COVID-19 Collection; and the Educator|Resource of the Month, provided by the Center for Diversity & Social & Economic Justice. To learn more, click an image to be redirected to the corresponding page.

Specialized Practice Curricular Guide for Substance Use Social Work Practice

2015 EPAS Curricular Guides

CSWE COVID-19 Collection

CSWE COVID-19 Collection

Educator | Resource of the Month

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December 11, 2015

University at Albany Teaching Modules

Albany offers full teaching modules are offered in the following areas: 1) social work intervention in alcohol and drug abuse, 2) mental health practice, 3) substance abuse policies and services, and 4) rural social work. They also offer mini modules in the areas of: 1) grief ...
November 24, 2014

Treatment Team Case Study

This case study can be used in required social work practice classes at the generalist level to illustrate assessment and intervention with a bereaved older adult who appears to be confused.
September 22, 2014

Older Adult with Depression Case Study

Students respond to questions in this case study regarding an older Asian American woman with depression who has moved into an Assisted Living Facility within the last year.
September 22, 2014

Older Man's Prison Parable Case Study

This case study is the life history narrative of a 55-year-old Caucasian man in prison who shares a series of life challenges beginning in early childhood. He committed a prosecutable offense in later adulthood and his story provides a detailed description of his internal and ...
April 25, 2014

Loss and Grief Bibliography

A bibliography of publications related to loss and grief with a focus on older adults
April 24, 2014

Long Distance Family Conflict Case Study

This case study of an elderly man living in a rural setting and coping with the recent death of his wife explores dealing with loss, cognitive decline, depression, caregiving, and sibling conflict.
September 26, 2013

Ms. Luna Case Study

Students are asked to delineate the major care and family issues in the case of Ms. Luna, an 83-year-old Mexican American woman whose husband died 2 years ago.
July 03, 2012

Aging, Multigenerational Practice, and Social Justice: Advanced Syllabus

This required generalist course on older adults within the context of multigenerational relations brings a life course framework and the lens of resiliency to a wide range of issues, such as grandparenting as primary caregivers and loss and grief, facing elders and their famil...
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 professio...
February 18, 2011

Advanced Practice: Clinical Practice With Older Adults Syllabus

This is a comprehensive course on clinical practice that brings a strengths perspective to issues related to assessment, intervention and evaluation across diverse populations.

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