Workshops: Gerontology

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Coping with Functional Loss and Environmental Changes

ID: 1002

This workshop focuses on the impact of functional losses and environmental changes experienced throughout the aging process and the varied coping responses that are possible. Attention will be given to productive and unproductive coping mechanisms. The impact of demographic factors (gender, race, ethnicity, socio-economic status) on the use and results of various coping strategies will be examined. Interventions which help aging adults cope with functional losses and environmental changes will be emphasized.

Fee: $225.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 10.00

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Instructor: Melissa Chalker, MSW
Date: Wednesday, July 10, 2019 and Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
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Ethical Issues of Care with Older Adults

ID: 1134

This workshop will focus on decision making capacity and tensions between personal values, the NASW Code of Ethics, and ethical principles, when working with cognitively compromised older adults. Participants will have the opportunity to apply learned skills in weighing the risks and benefits of actual case scenarios. This workshop does not qualify for NBCC clock hours.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00 Ethical

Instructor: Ted Alter, Dr.
Date: Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
390 George St., 3rd Floor, New Brunswick, NJ

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Older Adults, Disasters and the Service Providing Agency

ID: 1118

Older adults are disproportionately impacted by disasters in terms of their psychosocial and economic losses, injuries, and even death. Service-providing agencies will be called on for an increase in their usual services, and additional assistance related to the disaster. This workshop will help agencies who serve older adults to work through various types of adverse conditions, and increase their capacity help older adult clients navigate through the disaster's impact. Participants will learn emergency management and disaster basics with emphasis on impact to older adults, how to bolster their disaster resilience, how to organize the agency to respond to the event through continuity of operations (COOP) planning, conditions when a COOP might be implemented, and the steps needed to develop a COOP plan. This workshop is offered in collaboration with the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00

Instructor: Mary Goepfert, LSW, MPA, APR, CPM
Date: Tuesday, August 6, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
390 George St., 3rd Floor, New Brunswick, NJ

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