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SW 465 - Social Service Programs and Services for Older Adults

(3 units)
Examines policies and social work practice with older adults.

Grading Basis: Graded
Units of Lecture: 3
Offered: Every Spring - Even Years

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. critically examine the differential effects of social welfare policies on older adults.
2. articulate the central provisions of major social welfare policies and programs and how these policies and programs influence practice with older adults.
3. use written communication to effectively describe and explain social welfare policies and programs for older adults.
4. analyze the role of social policy and programs in eradicating, establishing or maintaining inequality and oppression in diverse older adult populations.
5. identify and describe pivotal policies and programs shaping social service delivery for older adults.
6. analyze the effects of economic structures on social service needs and provisions for older adults.
7. distinguish between public, non-profit, and for-profit organizations serving older adult.
8. analyze the effects of current trends and policy choices on social service provision and older adult clients.
9. analyze the fit between ideological positions, policy and program solutions for older adults, and social work values.


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