Announcements

Letter from AGESW President Tam Perry on the COVID-19 Outbreak
AGESW president, Tam Perry, has issued a statement on the COVID-19 outbreak and key considerations for gerontological social work.

JGSW call for Letters to the Editor: COVID-19
The Journal of Gerontological Social Work (JGSW) is inviting Letters to the Editor related to the corona virus and COVID-19 and issues and implications for social work practice with older adults and their families. This includes education and training; clinical, program, and policy practice; research; and other areas within the reach of gerontological social work that include the wide range of topics that fall under JGSW's mission statement. Letters to the Editor should not be opinion, but have a scholarly perspective on a substantive issue. These letters will be published as individual e-publications immediately after acceptance and as a collection of letters in an upcoming issue. JGSW is accepting letters now through June 30, 2020. Please submit your letter through Scholar One which is accessed through JGSW's website hosted by Taylor & Francis at https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/wger20/current. Submissions should follow the format guidelines for Letters to the Editor found there. If you have questions, please contact JGSW's Editor in Chief, Dr. Michelle Putnam at michelle.putnam@simmons.edu or JGSW's Managing Editor, Dr. Huei-Wern Shen at HueiWerns@gmail.com.
 
JGSW call for papers: COVID-19, older adults, and professional practice 
The Journal of Gerontological Social Work (JGSW) is seeking papers related to the corona virus and COVID-19 and social work, applied social service and health professions practice. We seek research, policy analysis and commentaries that contribute to understanding the issues and addressing the needs of older adults and their families. To the extent possible, we will expedite the review process. We will move manuscripts to e-publication as soon as they are accepted; we will compile a complete issue when we have enough papers to do so. Currently Taylor & Francis is offering free access for anyone to COVID-19 peer-reviewed research. At JGSW we understand that many scholars are working remotely and under constrained conditions and appreciate the difficulty of these circumstances. This call for papers is open now with an end date of December 1, 2020. Please submit your paper at any time. Select this special issue from the drop-down menu when you submit your manuscript. If you have questions, please contact our Managing Editor, Dr. Huei-Wern Shen at HueiWerns@gmail.com or our Editor in Chief, Dr. Michelle Putnam at michelle.putnam@simmons.edu.
Apply now for the 2020 AGESW Pre-Dissertation Fellows Program! Applications accepted until May 1, 2020.
The Association for Gerontology Education in Social Work (AGESW), along with support from the Gerontological Society of America (GSA), is now accepting applications for the 2020 cohort of the Pre-Dissertation Fellows Program. Social work and social welfare doctoral students who, at the time of application, are in the first year of their program are eligible to apply. Selected Fellows will receive more than ten hours of training delivered by nationally recognized faculty who are experts in the field of gerontological social work. The training will be delivered at the 2020 Gerontological Society of America Annual Conference and will cover teaching, publishing, qualitative and quantitative methods, networking, and the dissertation process. A webinar will also be held the following spring. To learn more about the program and apply, click here.