Roles and experience of geriatric social workers during disaster response

Journal of Gerontological Social Work
Description / Summary

This is a letter written to the Editor-In-Chief fo the Journal of Gerontological Social Work outline the ways that social work’s role can enhance older adults’ well-being and safety in disaster events. It outlines roles that social workers should have in disaster preparedness and response, as they have experience in assessing community strengths and needs, crisis response, and their ability to organize disparate groups. 
The information in this document may be relevant to current initiatives during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The article is a suggested reading from the SFU Community Scholars Supporting Seniors Journal Club for the week of May 19, 2020.