This Practice Area prepares students to work in settings that serve older people and their families, including hospitals and outpatient clinics, senior centers, nursing homes, and planning and advocacy settings and organizations.
Practicing in this field involves working with individuals, families, groups and communities on issues such as care giving, retirement, coping with aging, social isolation and depression, substance abuse, death and/or bereavement.
Students in the Aging in Families and Society practice area are required to complete the following courses (each course is worth 3 credits):
SW 616 Adulthood and Aging;
SW 644 Policies and Services for the Elderly;
SW 694 Social Work with the Elderly.