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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.

Actively Aging and Social Work Practice: Case Studies
Actively Aging and Social Work Practice: Case Studies

In this chapter, we bring all the material from Chapters 1 to 10 together by presenting four case studies that can be used to practice application of the Actively Aging framework to social work practice by creating an assessment of each client. These cases are based on composites of actual clients that we encountered in our work as practicing social workers. We suggest that these cases be used as role plays (i.e., one student as client and one as the social worker), worked through individually, or processed in small groups or pairs. We ...

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