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Center for Social Work Research
School of Social Work

The University of Texas At Austin

Life Care Institute: A Regional Consortium
Focusing on a Continuum of
Education & Learning, Research & Practice


Gero-Ed Center

John A. Hartford Foundation


American Society on Aging

National Council on Aging


Aging Services Council of Austin/Travis County

Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services

Hartford Practicum Partnership
Trainings Collaboration

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The purpose of the Institute is to bring together a consortium of diverse educators, practitioners, state officials, and consumers dedicated to the enhancement of services to individuals and families in caregiving situations. To achieve best practices in a variety of community-based care settings, research will be disseminated by translating findings into curriculum and social work intervention strategies.


The intergenerational Institute will be based on a wellness philosophy congruent with a strengths-based approach to life course development and the Aging Texas Well Initiative (Texas State Unit on Aging, 2004). Recognizing diversity among families in a variety of caregiving situations, the Institute will strive to overcome racial, ethnic, and cultural disparities in care.




Roberta Greene, Ph.D.
Namkee Choi, Ph.D.
Harriet Cohen, Ph.D.