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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.

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Actively Aging and Social Work Practice

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Learning Objectives

By the end of this chapter, you should be able to do the following:

  • Explain the importance of the World Health Organization’s active aging policy framework.
  • Identify existing aging theories and frameworks and critique them against social work values and ethical principles.
  • Define the Actively Aging framework and explain why and how it was developed.
  • List the five principles of Actively Aging framework and describe how the Actively Aging framework underpins social work practice with older adults.

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