CSS*3100 (Community Social Services Program)
Social Work Practice with Older Adults
Other Course Description or Assignment Information:
This course examines social work practice concerning the needs of older adults. Social service workers and social workers are being increasingly called upon to meet the biopsychosocial needs of older adults. This responsibility includes assessing the elderly client's functional capacity and often connecting them with appropriate community resources. In this course, students will learn the basics of assessment and strategic interventions with the elderly. This course prepares students with the knowledge, skills, and sensitivity to work with, and on behalf of this growing population, and the related social service systems.
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- Classes held on University of Guelph-Humber campus (Toronto).
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