Social Work Practice With Older Adults
An Actively Aging Framework for Practice
- Jill M. Chonody - Boise State University
- Barbra Teater - The College of Staten Island and Graduate Center, CUNY, USA
Counseling the Aging (General) | Social Work and Older Clients
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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“This text offers a unique approach to building our social work practitioner workforce of the future. It integrates theory with knowledge and skills.”
“The Chonody and Teater textbook will make a solid contribution to the field of gerontological social work and provide a useful resource for students beyond their coursework.”
“This book offers the foundational knowledge for social workers practicing with older adults and their families, while also tackling the important social justice topics related to ageism, intersectionality and diversity, and use of theories that attend to the challenges and opportunities that coincide with aging. It is a wonderful resource and offers a great lens for how to promote ‘actively aging’ within social work practice.”
“The common determinants to the health and well-being of older adults are discussed in a clear, jargon-free, cogent manner. The content in this text provides necessary general knowledge of older adult concerns and, perhaps most importantly, the implications critical to social work practice in gerontological and geriatric settings.”
“Informative, up to date, and the best material I have seen for a gerontology course.”
“This book will be of inestimable value to students and scholars, especially in social work.”
“This textbook provides information on the complex interaction of psychological, social and cultural factions in addition to current theoretical frameworks used in assessment and treatment.”
“This text is a thoroughly comprehensive look at the multifaceted issues surrounding aging from micro, mezzo and macro social work practice perspectives. The emphasis is on understanding and promoting active(ly) aging practices and policies.”
“This text is well written, speaks to current issues facing social workers engaging with older adults, and provides a broad perspective from which to view social work with older adults.”
“This text is written in an interesting, intriguing manner, with practical suggestions for social work intervention in a variety of situations.”
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter (2) – (Aging and Ageism: Cultural Influences).
Chapter (3) – (Actively Aging and Social Work Practice).