SOCW-138 Social Work With the Aged
Credits 3 / 3 Contact Hours
Pre-requisite: Placement into RDNG-030 (ACSR-030), completion of ELAP-110 with a minimum grade of 2.0, or successful completion of RDNG-016 or ACLT-074 with a minimum grade of 3.0.
This is a general overview course of aging looking at numbers in the population at biological and psychosocial changes of aging socioemotional problems neglect/abuse and financial exploitation social work interventions with the elderly and their support system and the course adresses end of life issues.
1. Familiarize students with the process of aging 2. Orient students to the numbers, positions and role of elders in the U.S. 3, Familiarize students with coping mechanisms of aging people and their support system 4. Teach students how to assess healthy/unhealthy coping 5. Familiarize students with interventions and community resources and referrals