The purpose of this project was to locate a potential funding source and write a grant to develop a competency training for social workers and other helping professionals that address the many challenges that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) older adults face when accessing services. An extensive literature review was performed to investigate the best way to address the unique needs of this population. A search was conducted to locate an appropriate funder for the training that focused on improving the lives of older adults who are LGBT. Aging adults who identify as LGBT face challenges related to healthcare, poverty, discrimination, and stigmatization. The competency training will provide social workers and other professionals knowledge and skills to facilitate the integration of this population into agencies. If funded, this training program will increase staff competency and improve services. Actual submission of this grant was not a requirement for this project.
|Commitee:||Nagai, Chikako, Washington, Thomas Alex|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|Department:||Social Work, School of|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 54/04M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Keywords:||Aging, Cultural competency, Lgbt, Program trainings, Social workers|
Copyright in each Dissertation and Thesis is retained by the author. All Rights Reserved
The supplemental file or files you are about to download were provided to ProQuest by the author as part of a
dissertation or thesis. The supplemental files are provided "AS IS" without warranty. ProQuest is not responsible for the
content, format or impact on the supplemental file(s) on our system. in some cases, the file type may be unknown or
may be a .exe file. We recommend caution as you open such files.
Copyright of the original materials contained in the supplemental file is retained by the author and your access to the
supplemental files is subject to the ProQuest Terms and Conditions of use.
Depending on the size of the file(s) you are downloading, the system may take some time to download them. Please be