Course and Field Placement Offerings:

Courses offerings that may be taken to meet the course requirements for an Aging specialization include:

  • SSW 702.13 Women and Social Welfare Policy
  • SSW 702.16 Social Work with the Homeless: Implications for Policy and Practice
  • SSW 702.17 Social Welfare Policy in the Field of Aging
  • SSW 702.18 Seminar in Social Welfare Section 1: Changing the Parameters of the Possible: Bringing Human Rights Into Social Welfare Policy
  • SSW 702.22 International Social Welfare Policy and Services
  • SSW 713 HBSE III (Adults and Older Adults)
  • SSW 724 Social Casework IV: Family Treatment; Brief Therapy and Cognitive-
  • Behavioral Therapy
  • SSW 735 Group Work for Non-Majors (Project must be in Gero)
  • SSW 770 Alcohol and Drug Abuse: Social Work Practice
  • SSW 775.01 Ways of Knowing: Aging
  • SSW 775.12 Ways of Knowing: Drugs and Alcohol
  • SSW 791.57 Social Work with Victims of Violence against Women
  • SSW 791.76 Social Services to the Gay & Lesbian Community
  • SSW 791.89 Perspectives on the Aging Process: Implication for Social Work Practice
  • SSW 794 Social Work Practice: Family Treatment
  • SSW 796.60 Clinical Issues in Social Work Practice with the Aged
  • SSW 797.01 Clinical Social Work Practice in Health Settings
  • SSW 791.58 Human Sexuality


Field placements will provide strong practice opportunities across the various methods of casework, group work, community organization and administration.  Placements vary from those which provide a range of services to a variety of client needs to placements that are more specialized in their focus on the aging population.  Students complete their field instruction in approved field settings that specialize in working with the issues related to aging.  Environments may include public agencies that specialize in working with individuals, families and groups; community based centers (i.e., senior centers, adult day care, etc.); agencies that are privately and/or publicly funded; agencies that combine direct service with policy work, preventive and protective services programs, health/mental health (medical/psychiatric) centers, as well as Hospice settings and housing court.  Field practicum settings have a primary orientation towards providing services to older adults, with some agencies that have provide services for immigrants or refugees, lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans families.


  • Betances Health Center, 280 Henry Street New York NY 10002
  • CABS Nursing Home, Inc. 270 Nostrand Avenue Brooklyn NY 11205
  • Caregiving Resources Network, 548 Broadway, Floor 3 New York NY 10012
  • Catholic Charities – Bishop Boardman Apartments, 1615 8th Avenue Brooklyn NY 11215
  • Council of Senior Centers and Services of New York City, Inc. (CSCS), 49 West 45th street, 7th floor New York NY 10036
  • Duncan Genns Senior Citizens, 725 Evergreen Avenue Brooklyn NY 11207
  • JASA, 1354 White Plains Road Bronx NY 10462
  • JASA, 3161 Brighton 6th Street Brooklyn NY 11235
  • JASA – Friendship House, 2705 Schley Avenue Bronx NY 10465
  • JASA – JPAC – Joint Public Affairs Committee for Older Adults, 247 West 37th Street, 9th Floor New York NY 10018
  • JASA – Van Cortlandt Senior Center, 2880 Sedgewick Avenue Bronx NY 10463
  • Jewish Community Council of Greater Coney Island, 3001 West 37th Street Brooklyn NY 11224
  • Jewish Community Council of Greater Coney Island – Surf Solomon Senior Center, 128 Brighton Beach Avenue, 4th Floor Brooklyn NY 11235
  • Neighborhood Self-Help By Older Persons Project, Inc. (SHOPP), 953 Southern Boulevard, Suite 203 Bronx NY 10459
  • NYC Department for the Aging, 2 Lafayette Street, 6th Floor New York NY 10007
  • Project FIND – Woodstock Hotel, 127 West 43rd Street New York NY 10036
  • Search and Care, 1844 Second Avenue New York NY 10128
  • Selfhelp Community Services, 137-47 45th Avenue Flushing NY 11355
  • SPOP – New York Service Program for Older People, Inc., 188 West 88th Street New York NY 10024
  • The Carter Burden Center for the Aging, Inc., 1484 First Avenue New York NY 10075
  • The Silvercrest Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, 144045 87th Avenue Briarwood NY 11435
  • The Westchester Meadows, 55 Grasslands Road Valhalla NY 10595
  • Wayside Out-Reach Development, Inc. – Rosetta Gaston Senior Center, 460 Dumont Avenue Brooklyn NY 11212
  • West Side Federation for Senior and Supported Housing, 11 West 102nd Street New York NY 10025

* Please note that field placement agencies and site locations are subject to change.  


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