The Gerontology Workshop Series allows busy, working professionals, family caregivers, and the general community the opportunity to enhance their knowledge in a variety of online educational workshop modules. Each of the five modules is designed to give participants an overview of information and practices in care for older adults. Each module will offer 6 continuing education hours, and participants will earn a proof of completion certificate for each workshop when requirements have been met. The modules can be taken separately.
Each module is approved for 6.0 social work continuing education hours under WVU School of Social Work provider #490051 for WV licensed social workers (licensed social workers from other states, please consult your licensing board). These courses can also be used to satisfy requirements for the Gerontology Practitioner Certificate offered through WVU School of Social Work, see https://socialwork.wvu.edu/ce/gerontology-practitioner-certificate
for more information.
Rural Gerontology: The course is designed to introduce learners to health and social aspects of the rural older adult population in the United States. The unique challenges as well as opportunities involved in health care and social service delivery within the rural context will be addressed. Special consideration is given to the influence of culture and aging and health care issues in West Virginia and the Appalachian Region.
By the conclusion of the module, participants will be able to:
- Articulate the unique issues, needs and strengths of older adults residing in small towns and rural areas
- Dispel common myths related to aging in rural areas
- Identify health and social service delivery challenges as well as opportunities in small towns and rural areas
- Discuss current issues in rural service systems, including nutrition, health care, long-term care, informal and formal caregiving, housing, and transportation
- Identify the special challenges faced by minority elders in rural areas
Instructor Contact Information
Kristina Hash, LICSW, PhD
Professor and Director, Gerontology Certificate Program
David K. Brown Scholar
School of Social Work
West Virginia University
PO Box 6830
29 Beechurst Ave, Rm B-17
Morgantown, WV 26506
phone - (304) 293-8807
fax - (304) 293-5936
Skype - kmhash
Web - http://kmhash.wordpress.com
Twitter - @kristinahash
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Basic computer skills required (i.e. turning on your computer, navigating to websites, etc. The course is user-friendly but support is available if needed.
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