Guest Editors Ernest Gonzales, PhD New York University, Silver School of Social Work Christina Matz, PhD Boston College, School of Social Work Nancy Morrow-Howell, PhD Washington University in St. Louis Productive
Productive aging scholarship and practice gained new momentum in 2015 with the American Academy of Social Work & Social Welfare’s Grand Challenge along with the themes of retirement security, health, and caregiving for the 2015 White House Conference on Aging. The purpose of this Special Issue is to advance our understanding of the many clinical implications with regard to theories, practices, approaches, and techniques in the area of productive aging. Productive aging is defined as any activity by an older adult that produces goods and services for society, whether paid or not (Bass, Caro & Chen, 1993) with employment, civic engagement (formal and informal volunteering) and informal caregiving being the primary foci. This Special Issue aims to recognize the significant achievements of clinical scholarship and practice and will help to shape a vision for the next generation of scholars, educators, and practitioners to situate micro level factors within the broader ecological context.
Submissions should have clear clinical, research, policy, and education implications for the social work and social welfare profession. We are accepting papers that are empirical, conceptual, systematic reviews, or commentaries. Click here to read more.