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Continuing Education Units Webinar

Title Social Isolation Among Older Persons: Hidden in Plain View
Date Thursday, December 3, 2020
Time 11:00 AM Pacific (2:00 PM Eastern)
Cost Free
Credit Includes 1 complimentary CE credit*
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Social isolation is a growing health crisis. Despite its name, it is in plain view and begs attention. With the growing number of older persons at risk, health professionals and caregivers should be alert to identify and respond to symptoms. Eradicating social isolation is within our reach. Doing so can save lives.

Because of its overwhelming negative effects, eradicating social isolation is one of the 13 grand challenges identified by the profession of social work. Current research recognizes that social isolation is well documented for its detrimental effects on health and well-being across the life span. Researchers suggest that up to 50% will experience social isolation or loneliness for older persons. These data support the importance of increasing awareness of social isolation to intervene and increase older persons' quality of life across different cultures.

In this timely and practical webinar for the multidisciplinary care team, Dr. Sandra Edmonds Crewe will examine the clinical features of social isolation, with a particular focus on identifying and intervening in social isolation as experienced by older adults.

Dr. Sandra Edmonds Crewe,
Dr. Sandra Edmonds Crewe

Participants in this web seminar will be able to:

  • Understand social isolation and health effects
  • Identify risk factors of social isolation and social exclusion.
  • Implement practices and interventions that can be used to eradicate social isolation.

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About the Presenter:

Dr. Sandra Edmonds Crewe, MSW, Ph.D., ACSW, is dean and professor of Social Work at Howard University. She is also a NASW Pioneer©. Dr. Crewe holds a Master of Social Work from the National Catholic School of Social Service and a Ph.D. in social work from Howard University. Dr. Crewe held leadership positions for 20 years in the field of public and affordable housing. She currently holds several board positions, including the Maryland Affordable Housing Trust, American Association of Service Coordinators, National Association of Deans and Directors, and Home Care Partners. Dr. Crewe is an ethnogerontologist with a focus on caregiving across the life span. She formerly held the position of director of Howard University Multidisciplinary Gerontology Center. Dr. Crewe is the principal investigator of a SAMHSA Mental Health Awareness Training grant. She is also a co-lead for the social work eradication of social isolation grand challenge.

* ASWB CE Credit Changes 2018: Beginning September 25, 2018, ASA will no longer be able to issue ASWB CE credits for recorded web seminar attendance. You can only claim ASWB CE credit if you watch the webinar live. We apologize for any inconvenience. This change is due to ASWB ACE Provider distance learning requirements.

**The webinar is designed for professional referral sources and family caregivers. Eligible healthcare professionals can claim ONE FREE CEU credit within one month of completion of the webinar.

***This web seminar is approved for AOTA contact hours in addition to CE Credits approved for all ASA web seminars.

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