Social Workers, Counselors, MFTs

LGBT Aging: Research Findings, Needs, and Policy Implications


Course Description: In writing this report, the authors attempted to take an integrative approach to understanding LGBT older adults, the challenges they encounter, and their resiliency in addressing these challenges. Additionally, the authors provide recommendations on future areas of research. Finally, the authors suggest how to use this report in informing policy makers and stakeholders on issues pertinent to the LGBT older adult community.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Analyze the social issues affecting LGBT aging people
    • Describe the resilience factors for successful aging for LGBT people
    • Analyze the health outcomes of sexual and gender minority older people
    • Analyze future areas of research and policy needs for LGBT older people

    Course Components:

    • Online text (included)
    • Multiple choice online exam (included)
    • Electronic certificate of completion (free)

    Course Credit(s): 2 CE Credits or Hours

    Course Format: Online Text (format of this course is noninteractive)

    Course Schedule: Self-paced

    Course Author(s): Soon Kyu Choi, MPP, MSc, and Ilan H. Meyer, PhD

    Content Publisher(s): The Williams Institute, UCLA School of Law

    Course Author(s) Qualifications:

    Soon Kyu Choi, MPP, MSc is a Policy Analyst at the Williams Institute, UCLA School of Law. Soon Kyu received a Master of Public Policy from the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University and a Master of Science in Political Economy of Late Development from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

    Ilan H. Meyer, PhD is a Williams Distinguished Senior Scholar for Public Policy at the Williams Institute for Sexual Orientation Law and Public Policy at UCLA’s School of Law. Prior to coming to UCLA in 2011, Dr. Meyer was Professor of Clinical Sociomedical Sciences and Deputy Chair for MPH Programs at the Department of Sociomedical Sciences at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health.

    Course Level: Beginning/Introductory, Intermediate, Advanced

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