JHU Certificate on Aging course: ‘Adult Children and Aging Parents: Intergenerational Issues’

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Date(s) - October 19, 2012 until October 26, 2012
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Mt. Washington Conference Center

Contact Info:
410-516-8516 [email protected] http://odyssey.jhu.edu/


A course in Johns Hopkins University’s Certificate on Aging Program: ‘Adult Children and Their Aging Parents: Intergenerational Issues’ (non-certificate students welcome to enroll as well)

While medical technology has contributed markedly to longevity, it has at the same time dramatically altered the generational cycle. Children today play an increasingly important role in caring for their parents. Whereas biology, history, and society have traditionally decreed that parents take care of their children, not the other way around, today adult children are called upon more than ever to care for their parents, whom the illnesses of old age force into dependency.

This course examines the physical, mental, and social changes accompanying aging and the powerful emotions these evoke in familiies; the interdependence and reciprocity of adult children and their aging parents intergenerational transfers (e.g., finances, culture, values, knowledge) issues of intergeneration inequity caregiving and the psychological and physical stress resulting from demands on time, space, and financial resources assessment of families and techniques of intervention

This course meets the criteria for 12 hours of category 1 credit as defined by the Maryland State Board of Social Work Examiners and has been approved by the Maryland Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists for 12 hours of Category A CEU’s.

Janet Kurland, M.S.W., L.C.S.W.-C, C.-A.S.W.C.M., is Senior Care Specialist with Jewish Community Services and president emeritus of the Maryland Gerontological Association.

916.204.91 Mt. Washington Conference Center
$195.00 (2 Sessions)
Fridays, Oct. 19 & 26, 2012, 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

Limit 25
Call 410-516-8516 to register or go on-line to: