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Social network interventions with the elderly: a training program for aging network staff

Journal of Teaching in Social Work

Author: Biegel, David E., Shore, Barbara K.
Type: Journal Article
Year: 1987


A teaching & in-service training model is presented for practitioners who provide services to the aging. The emphasis is on helping trainees to understand & utilize the concepts of social networks & social support in their work with the elderly. The model was developed & tested through a statewide training program conducted under contract with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Dept of Aging. The benefits & limitations of utilizing this model are reviewed & evaluated. The importance of transferring findings to practice through in-service training strategies are also discussed.

Further Details

Pages: 65-86
Volume: 1
Issue: 2
Accession Number: 18.3.03
Keywords: North America, older
Reads: 133