Front line workers provide critical services to our nation's seniors and individuals with disabilities. As one of the fastest growing occupational sectors in our nation, we must make meaningful investments to ensure that this field encourages retention, provides advancement opportunities and empowers those dedicated to caring for vulnerable members of our community.
Stony Brook University's Schools of Social Welfare and Nursing are now part of the Ladders to Value Workforce Investment Organization (LTVWIO). Starting in April 2019, we have launched a series of skill building educational workshops for the direct care workforce in the long-term care sector on Long Island. The LTVWIO will utilize innovative strategies through educational trainings to recruit, retain, and support direct care workers.