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Scholars Day 2008, Wednesday, April 9

Evidence Based Practice: A Bereavement Group for Older Adults Dealing With Loss.

This presentation has been developed to educate others on the benefits of grief and loss group work with the older adult population. As the older adult population continues to grow, evidence based practices for use with this population will become more valued. There is a great deal of literature describing the benefits of group work. There is also a good deal of research that supports that small-group work has been beneficial with the older adult population. It has also been shown that group work is beneficial in work with individuals dealing with grief and loss. This social worker has developed and implemented a grief and loss support group for the residents of a local long term care facility. This presentation will show the current state of the aforementioned group, and how this group has, and continues to evolve to best meet the needs of the long term care residents that it was developed to serve.

Presenter: Melissa Rossignol (Graduate Student)
Topic: Social Work
Location: 316 MetroCenter
Time: 6:20 pm (Session VI)