TOPIC: Lesson 7 Substance Use in Older Adults

Lesson 7 Discussion (250 words).

Please review the readings and consider the following in your discussion response:

•    What do Social Workers need to be aware of relating to substance use in older adults?
•    What are some considerations for a Social Worker who has concerns about an older adult’s use of substances?
•    Did any information in the readings/video surprise you?
•    As a Social Worker, what questions would you want to ask an older adult client you are working with to determine if there are any substance use concerns?

Lesson 7 Reading & Video Resources

The Scope of Substance Use in Older Adults- https://nida.nih.gov/publications/drugfacts/substance-use-in-older-adults-drugfacts

Substance Use Disorder in Older Adults: A Growing Threat-https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/news/articles/substance-use-disorders-in-older-adults-a-growing-threat

Drug Use, Misuse and Dependence in Older Adults- https://www.hazeldenbettyford.org/education/bcr/addiction-research/older-adults-drug-abuse-ru-315

TOPIC: Lesson 8 Older Adults and Finances

Lesson 8 Discussion(250 words).

Please review the readings and consider the following in your discussion response:

· Please share your thoughts after reviewing the readings.

· What are some of the financial challenges for older adults and their families?

· What are the gaps in resources needed to support this population?

· Did you learn about any new financial resources for older adults?

· As a Social Worker, how could you help support your older adult clients who are experiencing financial difficulties?

Lesson 8 Reading & Video Resources

CFB: Working with Older Adults- https://www.consumerfinance.gov/consumer-tools/educator-tools/resources-for-older-adults/

Money for Older Adults- https://www.ncoa.org/older-adults/money

The Financial Situations of Older Adults- https://www.jchs.harvard.edu/sites/default/files/harvard_jchs_housing_growing_population_2016_chapter_4.pdf

Financial Independence for Older Adults-https://www.socialworktoday.com/archive/Winter21p18.shtml

Paying for Care- https://www.nia.nih.gov/health/paying-care


TOPIC: Lesson 7 Heredity, Prenatal Development & Birth

Lesson 7 Discussion (250 Words)

Using the Vignette at the beginning of this chapter (Sabrina, 28 years old), answer the following questions: What theory, approach, or perspective from previous Dimensions (PIE, Biopsychosocial, Sociocultural, or Social Change) would you use to assess this client? Why? 


TOPIC: Lesson 7 Sexual Orientation, Sexuality & Pornography

Lesson 7 Discussion (250 Words)

Do you think sexual orientation is a choice, or not? Explain your answer. The original post should be a minimum of 1 page (250 words).