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Resources for Advancing Family Gerontology Education and Practice*


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    The authors would like to thank the anonymous reviewers for their detailed comments on an earlier version of this article.

**Christine A. Price is an Associate Professor in the Family and Child Studies Department at the Montclair State University, 4144 University Hall, One Normal Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07043 (

Whitney A. Brosi is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Science at the Oklahoma State University, 321 Human Environmental Sciences, Stillwater, OK 74078-6122 (


Abstract: The unprecedented growth in the older adult population combined with increased scholarly interest in family dynamics has resulted in the gradual expansion of family gerontology as its own area of study. Consisting of both university faculty and practitioners, family gerontology educators integrate multiple disciplines in order to teach about later life families and are responsible for training diverse audiences. To increase awareness about family gerontology and encourage the advancement of this interdisciplinary field, we conducted a comprehensive review of educational resources specific to family gerontology. Our goal was to enable a wide range of educators to introduce or expand their emphasis on families in later life and to incorporate new resources, topics, and teaching strategies that promote family gerontology education.