Monthly Archives: October 2013

Webinar – Affordable Care Act

We invite you to join our webinar “The Affordable Care Act: A New Opportunity for Social Work”

The Affordable Care Act: A New Opportunity for Social Work

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) is dramatically influencing the delivery of health care and long-term services and supports (LTSS) for older adults and people with disabilities. Yet many social work education programs are not preparing their students with the knowledge, values, and skills needed to work effectively within the rapidly changing health and LTSS environments created by the ACA.

Learn from two highly regarded social work practitioners—Robyn Golden from Rush University Medical Center and June Simmons from Partners in Care Foundation—about the primary provisions of the ACA that create opportunities for new social work roles related to prevention-based programs, coordinated care, and the management and delivery of LTSS. They will also provide strategies to prepare social work graduates with the necessary competencies to be successful leaders. Key objectives:

(1) Discuss how the ACA affects social work practice related to care coordination and transitions, interdisciplinary team roles, and methods by which hospitals and healthcare organizations can more effectively use social workers.

(2) Identify implications of the ACA for social work education, curricular change, and teaching resources.

(3) Articulate the knowledge, skills, and values that social workers need to work effectively in the context of the ACA.

Be sure to register (below) and forward this invitation to your colleagues.

Robyn Golden, LCSW and June Simmons, MSW

The Affordable Care Act: A New Opportunity for Social Work
When: Wednesday 13 November 2013, 01:00 PM – 02:00 PM
Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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SAAS at Common Time – October 16th

The first Common Time of the fall semester is on Wednesday, October 16. SAAS has been working to put together two interesting workshops relevant to the day’s theme of connections in social work. There also is a aging specific workshop sponsored by the Office of Career Services. Information about these workshops is listed below. We would love to see a strong turnout for these workshops, as we feel that they focus on important topics within gerontological social work. 
If you have any questions or concerns about these workshops, please email us at hcsaas at gmail dot com. We hope to see you there!

Sex and Aging  
2:00 pm to 2:45 pm, Room 218
It’s not easy to have “the talk” with older clients. Jenni Griffith, Program Manager, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, will help you engage older clients about sexuality (including LGBTQ populations).   

Log on! Selfhelp’s Virtual Senior Center
3:00 pm to 3:45 pm, Room  322
These sassy seniors stay social through technology. Scott Code, Director of Client Centered Technology, explains the Center and its programming and will even log on to the site for a Q & A with a member of the Center!
Careers in Aging: Social Work Job Opportunities with JASA
(for 2nd Year and Advanced Standing Students)
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm, Room 
This workshop, sponsored by Career Services, will discuss job opportunities for social workers at JASA, an aging organization in New York City. JASA staff will be on hand to answer questions and discuss their experiences. To learn more about JASA, visit with a general e-mail to Lauren Mazer: lmazer at hunter dot cuny dot edu

Save the Date – November 13, 2013



Please Join an Invited Panel for Discussion at this Anniversary Time


TIME: 5:30-7:00 pm

Sponsored by: The Gerontological Social Work Committee and the Disaster Trauma Committee, NASW-NYC