NASW Standards for Social Work Practice

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Family Caregivers of Older Adults:
NASW Standards for

Social Work Practice

Amy Berman, RN, BS

Chris Herman,
MSW, LICSW

Jamie
Huysman
,
PsyD
, LCSW

Nora O’Brien
-
Suric
, PhD



Today’s Session


Aging demographic shift


Importance of family caregivers


New standards from NASW


Importance of caring for the Caregiver


Your call to action

The Aging Demographic


Happy Birthday, Boomers


Doubling of Older Adults


Skewing Older

Need for Family Caregivers


Backbone of health care (IOM)


42 million caregivers


Contributions exceed $450 million/yr


What happens when unsupported?

Professionals Supporting
Family Caregivers


Grant to AARP Foundation


Partnership [AoA, NASW, FCA]

1.
Prototype Caregiver Support

2.
Social Work Practice Standards

3.
Increase Consumer Demand

4.
Inform Policymakers


Social Work and Family
Caregiving


Family systems


Person
-
in
-
environment framework


Micro
-
, mezzo, & macro
-
level interventions


Strengths perspective


Goals of the NASW
Standards

Project beneficiaries = family caregivers


Enhance social work practice


Educate the public


Advocate for family caregivers


Development of the
Standards


Gerontological social work competencies


State of the Science

symposium (2008)


Social work expert panel


NASW member survey


Public comment period

Standards Content
(handout)


Introductory material


Twelve standards


Resource list


Dissemination of the
Standards


November 2010 release


Use of multiple NASW channels


Promotion by partners:


Central role of social work expert panel


Putting the Standards

into Practice


Presentations, publications, & web


National & international audiences


Students & practitioners


Supervisors & administrators


Other professionals & service providers


Family caregivers


Social work curricula & field placements


Continuing education & employee training


GECs & other organizations


Family Caregiver Alliance
Webinar

Title
:
NASW Standards for Social Work
Practice with Family Caregivers of Older
Adults

Presenter
: Sandra Edmonds Crewe,
PhD,
ACSW, MSW

Date
: July 29, 2011

Archived audio recording & slides
:
www.caregiver.org/caregiver/jsp/content_node
.jsp?nodeid=2491

Social Work Expert Panel &
Other External Advisors

Patricia Brownell, PhD, MSW

Catherine A. Clancy, PhD, LCSW

JoAnn Damron
-
Rodriguez, PhD, LCSW

Sandra Edmonds Crewe, PhD, ACSW, MSW

Lorraine Hedtke, LCSW, PhD

Forrest Hong, PhD, LCSW, C
-
ASWCM

Jamie Huysman, PsyD, LCSW

Phyllis Mensh Brostoff, CISW, ACSW, CMC

Nora O’Brien
-
Suric, PhD, MA

Miriam Sterk, LCSW, C
-
ASWCM

Cynthia Stuen, DSW/PhD, ACSW, LCSW

Amy Berman, BS, RN

Rita Choula, BS

Susan Reinhard, PhD, RN, FAAN

Tracy R. Whitaker, DSW, ACSW


Accessing the Standards


Single copy:
www.socialworkers.org/
practice



Multiple copies:
www.naswpress.org




Attention to the contributions,
strengths, needs, and goals of family
caregivers of older adults is integral to
social work practice.




NASW Standards for Social Work
Practice with Family Caregivers of
Older Adults

(2010), p. 17


The Standards…

“The Times They Are A’ Changing”

Our Roles As:

Advocates of the Standards

Advocates of Older Adults

Advocates for Ourselves


Honor The Elders

Through Sacred Fire

Native American wisdom:


Is deep, profound, simple and true.


Focuses on healing wounds, and
bringing peace through good feelings,
not fear.

The standards are our fire


What Do the Standards
Mean to Us as Professional
Caregivers?


Consistency & integrity


Warmth and safety


Awareness
--
we can no longer be naive!


Standards and the Changing
Healthcare Environment


Define minimum expectations in practice


Corrective experience for healthcare


Enrich performance and efficacy


The Roadmap for
Professional Caregivers


Standards provide information for
different systems to:


Deliver consistent care


Support quality of care and integrity


Feeling the Fire: Integrating
Standards into Profession


Monitoring performance not sufficient


Need for sustained improvements


Role of governance


Putting the Standards

into Practice

The $64,000 “Burning” Question:


Are implementing the Standards more
work in times where we are asked to
do much more with much less?


Can They Be Successful If We
Don’t Keep Our Fire Burning?


ACO’s


Hospital Admissions


Readmissions


Medicare Expenditures


Too Much Work


So much Falling on us

Burnout, Compassion
Fatigue and the Standards



Boundaries and Mind
-
Body
-
Spirit Health


Our personal ship needs to be seaworthy



Creating own Standards of Self Care



Ethical Imperative to

Support Our Own “Sacred Fire



NASW Clinical Standards only part of
the Quality of Care Story

The Fire That Burns

from the Standards


Our ongoing self care


Professional development plans


Seeking out mentoring, tutoring,
supervision or training opportunities

A Sioux Story

Importance of the

NASW Standards

1.
Provides guidance for meeting the
needs of a growing population

2.
Ensures competent & appropriate
care

3.
Raises awareness of the
professionalism of social workers


The Charge

Help caregivers receive the assistance
they need and elevate the
professionalism of social workers by:


Incorporating these standards into
your practice, and


Disseminating the standards to other
social workers and agencies providing
care to older adults and their
caregivers.