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SWK 4618H – Special Issues in Gerontological Social Work - Required

This course will examine selected areas in social gerontology that reflect the current challenges facing social work practitioners who work with older adults and their families. The issues chosen will change from rear to year and will be determined by current concerns that impact the lives of the elderly. The course will be taught by those who are engaged in practice, policy and/or research concerning the selected topic. Topics may include: legal, ethical and competency issues; elder abuse: physical, psychological and financial. The goal of the course is to ensure that practitioners are up to date in their knowledge and skills about the latest developments in gerontological social work.