Special Journal Issue on Self-Direction Available at No Cost through June!

April 4, 2019

We are excited to announce that the Journal of Gerontological Social Work has released a Special Issue devoted to key research on self-direction as a ten-year follow-up to the publication of the Cash & Counseling results. The Special Issue is now available online.

There is usually a cost to access journal articles online, however all of the articles are available at no-cost through June 2019! Get them now while they are available.

The articles in this Special Issue present findings on what needs remain unmet even when people can manage their own budgets; participants’ and their family caregivers’ views on what support broker activities really help (or hurt); and the results of a project involving the Council of Social Work Education and nine schools of social work to develop modules for training future social workers on person-centered planning and self-direction. Additional articles also deal with recent research on the Cash & Counseling model and how this model can be adapted to serve people with serious mental illness. Kevin Mahoney, Founding Director of the National Resource Center for Participant-Directed Services (NRCPDS), was the guest editor and co-authored each of the six articles. Merle Edwards-Orr and Casey DeLuca from Applied Self-Direction also co-authored articles in this issue.

Through membership, we will continue to offer our member-only webinar research series featuring each of the journal articles, led by the researchers and authors.