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School of Social Work

Intergenerational Study and Practice

Social workers must respond to the needs and challenges presented by the dramatic shift in the age demographic. At Loyola we can accomplish this mission through the Institute for Intergenerational Study and Practice. The Institute encourages interdisciplinary efforts of Loyola faculty and students in social work, law, psychology, nursing, sociology, and medicine in the area of intergenerational families and older adults. 

Directed by Marcia Spira,PhD, “the institute supports study, research, training, and partnerships with other agencies and universities in such areas as cultural and religious diversity, family styles, economic conditions, and health challenges of intergenerational families,” Spira says. Goals include supporting grant writing activities, creating continuing education programs that will lead to a certificate in intergenerational families, providing consultation services for community agencies, offering student internships, expanding cross-departmental collaboration, and building a volunteer core for community projects and needs assessment.


Dr. Marcia Spira, Director

Save The Date!
Still Alice Fundraising Event | May 18, 2013
| Lookingglass Theatre
more details to follow.

Still Alice is play based on the NYT bestselling novel.  Professor Alice Howland is at the peak of her career studying the human brain when her own mind begins to falter. Fiercely independent, she battles to preserve her way of life, even as confusion clouds her thinking and her memory begins to fail. Ensemble Member Christine Mary Dunford’s world premiere adaptation of this award-winning novel is at the same time heartbreaking and hopeful.

Proceeds will benefit the Institute on Aging, Intergenerational Study and Practice within the School of Social Work at Loyola University Chicago. Funds will help provide continuing education and scholarships for students, alumni and the community!

Topic: Family Decision Making and Use of Mediation Skills.

For more information, contact Dr. Marcia Sprira at mspira@luc.edu  or 312.915.7580


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