Webinar Registration by February 5, 2018: Members $55; Nonmembers $85 - 1.5 CEUs
This webinar is 2 - 3:30 EST (Eastern Standard Time).
Strong social support networks are important for individuals of all ages, but these networks are especially vital for older adults. Research shows that social support networks promote physical and mental well-being among older adults, and the lack of such networks put these adults at risk for poor health outcomes, emotional distress and mistreatment. This webinar will explore why social support networks are critical for older adults and outline techniques service coordinators can use to assess the quality of their clients’ social support networks. Service coordinators also will learn how they can help their clients build and strengthen their social support networks.
Who Should Attend: Service Coordinators (Elderly/Disabled/Family), Social Workers, Affordable Housing Staff, Managed Care Managers
1. Discuss what research has revealed about how social support networks – or the lack thereof – can affect older adults’ health and well-being
2. Assess the quality of clients’ social support networks
3. Assist clients with building and strengthening their social support networks
About the Presenter
Christina Reardon has a unique combination of professional experiences in writing, social work and research. In her work at Temple University’s Network of Evaluation, Services & Training (NEST) in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, she contributes to multiple evaluation projects and coordinates community outreach and training initiatives. A former full-time journalist, she continues to write on a freelance basis. She is an editorial advisor at Social Work Today magazine and has written articles on a variety of topics, including behavioral health, aging, technology and social work education. She earned her master’s degree in social work from Temple University and her bachelor’s degree in journalism from Marquette University.
This webinar meets the following HUD Service Coordinator Training Requirements Area(s):
Statutory Area: Community Relations – Support Networks for Residents; An Aging Population/Aging Process
Optional Area: Counseling; Advocacy; Networking