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Caregiving and Care Sharing

A Life Course Perspective

Roberta R. Greene, PhD, was professor and the Louis and Ann Wolens Centennial Chair in Gerontology and Social Welfare at the School of Social Work, University of Texas at Austin. She served as a clinical social worker at Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, where she counseled Holocaust survivors and their families. She also resettled refugees who came to the United States from around the world.

Dr. Greene has authored more than 100 publications in the areas of aging, human behavior, and social work. Her books include Social Work Practice: A Risk and Resilience Perspective, Resiliency Theory: An Integrated Framework for Practice, Research, and Policy, Human Behavior Theory and Social Work Practice, and Social Work with the Aged and Their Families.

Nancy P. Kropf, PhD, is associate dean at Andrew Young School of Policy Studies and professor, School of Social Work, Georgia State University. She is a John A. Hartford Geriatric Social Work Scholar and fellow of the Gerontological Society of America. As a practitioner, she was a therapist with families who have members with disabilities, and worked with grandparents who are raising grandchildren.

Dr. Kropf has more than 100 publications in social work and aging, with the majority in the area of older adults in caregiving roles. Her books include Social Work & Restorative Justice: Skills for Dialogue, Peacemaking, and Reconciliation (coedited with Elizabeth Beck and Pamela Blume Leonard), Handbook of Psychosocial Interventions with Older Adults: Evidence-Based Treatment (coedited with Sherry M. Cummings), Competence: Theoretical Frameworks (cowritten with Roberta R. Greene), and Human Behavior Theory: A Diversity Framework (cowritten with Roberta R. Greene).