Every generation tends to complain about the next generation: from the Woodstock experience of the baby boomers to the “technoholics” of Generation Z. As social workers, we can either ignore the differences that exist or learn to build on each other’s strengths in order to work across generations to better shape our future.
As generational characteristics and desires change, so should social work assessment and intervention strategies. The focus of this workshop is to examine and discuss generational differences. Participants will be provided with examples of how to adapt the social work environment to address these differences and resources for further knowledge in this area in order to enhance relationship building.