Gerontological Social Work and the Grand Challenges [electronic resource] : Focusing on Policy and Practice / edited by Sara Sanders, Stacey R. Kolomer, Cheryl Waites Spellman, Victoria M. Rizzo.

Contributor(s): Sanders, Sara [editor.] | Kolomer, Stacey R [editor.] | Waites Spellman, Cheryl [editor.] | Rizzo, Victoria M [editor.] | SpringerLink (Online service)Material type: TextTextPublisher: Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer, 2019Edition: 1st ed. 2019Description: XX, 186 p. 1 illus. online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9783030263348Subject(s): Psychotherapy | Counseling | Social work | Geriatrics | Aging | Psychotherapy and Counseling | Social Work | Geriatrics/Gerontology | AgingAdditional physical formats: Printed edition:: No title; Printed edition:: No title; Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 616.8914 LOC classification: RC475-489.2BF636.4Online resources: Texto completo
Contents:
Chapter 1: Ensure Healthy Development for all Youth -- Chapter 2: Close the Health Gap -- Chapter 3: Stop Family Violence -- Chapter 4: Advance Long and Productive Lives -- Chapter 5: Eradicate Social Isolation -- Chapter 6: End Homelessness -- Chapter 7: Create Social Responses to a Changing Environment -- Chapter 8: Harness Technology for Social Good -- Chapter 9: Smart Decarceration -- Chapter 10: Reducing Extreme Economic Inequality -- Chapter 11: Financial Capability in Later Life -- Chapter 12: Achieving Equal Opportunity and Justice.
In: Springer eBooksSummary: The growing number of older adults in the United States poses a significant challenge to families, healthcare systems, mental health services, and many other caregiving groups. Using the Grand Challenges for Social Work initiative as a framework, this text evaluates critical policies and issues pertaining to older adults, identifying both the overall systemic inequalities currently working against older adults as well as specific areas that require updated policies and interventions. It calls for active attention to the implementation of science-based research, policy, and practices to promote health and well-being. Among the topics addressed: Family violence against older adults Disaster planning and preparedness Building financial capability for aging families Health needs of incarcerated older adults Closing the gap in healthcare services for older adults Social isolation and its effects on mental health and well-being A useful gerontology resource for students, social work scholars, and practitioners, Gerontological Social Work and the Grand Challenges advocates for justice and equal opportunity for older adults, and highlights important social issues that must be urgently addressed in the near future.
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Chapter 1: Ensure Healthy Development for all Youth -- Chapter 2: Close the Health Gap -- Chapter 3: Stop Family Violence -- Chapter 4: Advance Long and Productive Lives -- Chapter 5: Eradicate Social Isolation -- Chapter 6: End Homelessness -- Chapter 7: Create Social Responses to a Changing Environment -- Chapter 8: Harness Technology for Social Good -- Chapter 9: Smart Decarceration -- Chapter 10: Reducing Extreme Economic Inequality -- Chapter 11: Financial Capability in Later Life -- Chapter 12: Achieving Equal Opportunity and Justice.

The growing number of older adults in the United States poses a significant challenge to families, healthcare systems, mental health services, and many other caregiving groups. Using the Grand Challenges for Social Work initiative as a framework, this text evaluates critical policies and issues pertaining to older adults, identifying both the overall systemic inequalities currently working against older adults as well as specific areas that require updated policies and interventions. It calls for active attention to the implementation of science-based research, policy, and practices to promote health and well-being. Among the topics addressed: Family violence against older adults Disaster planning and preparedness Building financial capability for aging families Health needs of incarcerated older adults Closing the gap in healthcare services for older adults Social isolation and its effects on mental health and well-being A useful gerontology resource for students, social work scholars, and practitioners, Gerontological Social Work and the Grand Challenges advocates for justice and equal opportunity for older adults, and highlights important social issues that must be urgently addressed in the near future.

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