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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

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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 ...
October 09, 2015

Trauma History Case Study

Issues include PTSD, substance use, homelessness, and trauma.
May 01, 2015

Adelphi University Teaching Modules

Adelphi created teaching modules related to health, mental health and substance use containing PowerPoint slides, case studies, and additional readings. They also created modules for field instructors in non-gero, mental health, and substance use settings.
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 ...
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...
December 09, 2010

Motivational Interviewing With Older Adults With Substance Abuse Problems Teaching Module

This teaching module includes a PowerPoint and a video. Both tools address the use of evidence-based techniques of motivational interviewing.
December 09, 2010

Substance Use Problems and Older Adults Teaching Module

This module covers substance use problems experienced by older adults, particularly alcohol problems and medication problems. It includes a Power Point presentation, teaching notes, case studies, references for screening tools, and suggested videos.
December 09, 2010

University of Texas at Austin Teaching Modules

University of Texas at Austin offers teaching modules on substance use problems and motivational interviewing with older adults who have substance abuse problems. The Teaching Modules contain PowerPoint slides with teaching notes, a teaching syllabus, and additional readings.
December 02, 2010

Substance Use Resource Review

Developed through the Master's Advanced Curriculum Project of the CSWE Gero-Ed Center, the Substance Use Resource Review examines existing evidence-based literature and curricular resources related to substance use and aging for faculty to infuse in their advanced MSW substanc...
November 23, 2010

Substance Abuse Treatment and Older Adults Teaching Module

This teaching module contains PowerPoint slides with teaching notes, a teaching script, and additional resource materials related to treatment of substance abuse disorders among older adults.

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