Aging Competencies Part Two


We are in a global Elder Boom!  In the U.S., the population aged 65 years includes more than 46 million persons, and, by the year 2060, will be more than 98 million.  This aging population is distinctly diverse with unique psychosocial and care needs, including an even greater number of people striving to age successfully in their communities.  Overall, life expectancies are increasing, the gender gap in longevity is decreasing, and poverty in later life is reducing.  However, wide economic disparities persist, health challenges are significant, and public policy challenges are substantial. 
Health and mental health professionals must increase their expertise for working with our diverse aging populations.  During these interactive and dynamic trainings, attendees will gain requisite knowledge to prepare for working with our aging populations.  Each day of training is designed to be a stand-alone module.  Together, the two days complement each other and provide both a cohesive training that meets the needs of state licensure requirements. 

  1. An increased understanding of public policy opportunities and challenges related to aging successfully.
  2. An increased understanding of psychosocial intervention challenges and opportunities related to aging successfully.
  3. An increased knowledge of assessment of diverse aging-related challenges and threats for successful aging, including reconciliation of past challenges.
  4. A deep awareness of clinical challenges and opportunities for working with our diverse aging populations.
  5. An enhanced biopsychosocial knowledge of healthy aging, including exercise, health promotion, nutrition, caregiving, and more.

Additional Information

Eligible Participants

Santa Clara County Title IV-E Collaborative training events are free for all who qualify. Eligible participants include:

  • Staff of residential treatment facilities in Santa Clara County
  • Foster and adoptive parents
  • Prospective foster and adoptive parents
  • Santa Clara County social workers
  • Santa Clara County children’s mental health providers
  • Staff of community based organizations that serve children and families in Santa Clara County
  • College and university students in academic preparation to work with families and children

Please arrive 10 minutes prior to the start time to assure registration for the course. Attendees arriving after the start of the training time may lose registration position, and may not be allowed in due to wait list and need for prompt start time. Please cancel in advance if you cannot attend as frequent "no shows" may result in an inability to register for future training.

Please Note:

If you are seeking CEU's for this training, you must be present for the entirety of the training. You must sign in and sign out on the designated CEU sign-in sheet. 


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