This certificate program, which is supported by the John A. Hartford Foundation, improves the delivery of health care and social services to older adults by strengthening the supervision of staff providing direct social services. SLA features five days of interactive training (May 3–5 and May 17–18), for which 30 continuing education units—including 3 hours of ethics—are awarded. The application deadline is April 26, unless available program slots are filled before that date.
Revisions to the NASW Code of Ethics, which focus primarily on the ethical use of technology in social work practice, went into effect on January 1, 2018. Register for this free live question-and-answer session, developed for social work faculty and students, to ensure you understand the changes. Space is limited to 500 participants. Information on the revisions is also available by accessing the on-demand national training.
JFNA Center for Advancing Holocaust Survivor Care
Past traumas often have a significant impact as people age, creating challenges for older adults and for family caregivers. Learn about how to address these challenges by accessing a recording of a recent Webinar, Trauma-Informed Care for Family Caregivers of Older Adults, produced by the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) and featuring NASW member Debbie Rosenwein. The JFNA Center for Advancing Holocaust Survivor Care, which is funded by the Administration for Community Living, recently awarded 30 new grants to enhance person-centered, trauma-informed care for Holocaust survivors and for family caregivers of survivors. NASW served on the review committee for the grant. If continued funding is approved by the federal government, JFNA will issue a request for new proposals this summer.
NASW will host a virtual career fair on March 29. Employers and employees working in aging are welcome to participate.
The 2018 NASW National Conference, "Shaping Tomorrow Together," included an aging conference track and a pre-conference session addressing the Reframing Elder Abuse Project.
The Health and Aging Policy Fellows Program invites social workers to apply for the 2018–2019 program year. The program, which is supported by the Atlantic Philanthropies and the John A. Hartford Foundation and is not affiliated with NASW, equips professionals to influence the development and implementation of health policies that affect older adults. A free informational Webinar for potential applicants will be held on February 9, and informational calls for potential applicants will be held biweekly through March 26. Applications are due by April 15, 2018.
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