The Geriatric Social Work Education Consortium (GSWEC) was the nation’s first major multi-university regional consortium in partnership with leading agencies serving seniors, offering an integrated field and academic graduate social work education experience for students interested in the field of aging. GSWEC aims to strengthen geriatric social work education and increase social workers’ competency in the field of aging.

GSWEC is a collaboration of agencies and universities developed to recruit graduate social work students to enter this emerging, rewarding and high-growth field. Once engaged, the program offers top quality geriatric social work specialty training and leadership development in the second year field experience.

GSWEC opportunities are available to students from the following universitites:

California State University, Long Beach
California State University, Los Angeles
California State University, Northridge
University of California, Los Angeles
University of Southern California

Agencies/Centers of Excellence with field placement opportunities:

Alzheimer’s Association
Huntington Senior Care Network
Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles
Los Angeles City and County Area Agency on Aging (AAA)
Motion Picture & Television Fund
Pacific Clinics
Partners in Care Foundation
SCAN Health Plan
Veterans Affairs-Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System

Partners in Care Foundation served as a founding partner of the universities and agencies which formed GSWEC and administered the grant funded by the John A. Hartford Foundation to coordinate and implement the program. As a think-tank and proving ground, Partners develops high-impact, innovative ways of bringing more efficient health and social services to people and communities. Currently, Partners is the coordinating office for GSWEC.

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