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Strengthening the Gerontological Workforce

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A "Conversations with GIA" webinar

The Center for Aging & Disability Education & Research (CADER) at Boston University School of Social Work, the Suicide Prevention Program at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), and The John A. Hartford Foundation presented this informative webinar on developing programs that improve services to older adults by enhancing workforce capacity. CADER’s online training program, provided to 125 Council on Aging staff, addressed the core knowledge and skills needed to effectively identify and respond to older adults with mental health and substance use concerns, to increase resilience, and to prevent suicide. Also showcased, the Hartford–NASW Supervisory Leaders in Aging (SLA) program, designed to improve the delivery of health care and social services to older adults by strengthening the supervision of staff providing direct social services. Presenters: Alan Holmlund, MSW, Director, Suicide Prevention Program, MA Dept. Public Health; Bronwyn Keefe, MSW, MPH, PhD, Associate Director, Center for Aging & Disability Education & Research at Boston University School of Social Work; Kathy Kuhn, MSW, Director of Workforce Development, Center for Aging & Disability Education & Research at Boston University School of Social Work; Nora OBrien-Suric, PhD, Senior Program Officer, The John A. Hartford Foundation; Barbara Silverstone, PhD, LCSW, Director and Co-investigator, SLA National Coordinating Center; and Joan Levy Zlotnik, PhD, ACSW, Principal Investigator, Hartford–NASW Supervisory Leaders in Aging Program. Moderator: John Feather, PhD, CEO, Grantmakers In Aging (GIA). Webinar date: October 5, 2015. View a recording of this webinar at https://youtu.be/RiKOq67VNRI.

 

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