DSW Candidate – La’Shardae Scott, MSW, CHES, CHW, 4:00 PM – 5:15 PM


Virtual Showcase of DSW Scholars 2024 Event!

Managing Care Continuity: The Transition of Sickle Cell Patients from Pediatric to Adult Health Care

DSW Candidate – La’Shardae Scott, MSW, CHES, CHW

Wednesday, April 24, 2024

4:00 PM – 5:15 PM Eastern Time Zone

Credit Hours: 1.0


Managing Care Continuity: The Transition of Sickle Cell Patients from Pediatric to Adult Health Care

The capstone project consists of three scholarly outcomes that emphasize the significance of social workers and center on developing a comprehensive strategy to support sickle cell patients in their transition from pediatric to adult care. The initial product is a comprehensive analysis of existing literature that investigates the lack of standardized transitioning programs supported by empirical evidence for potential transitioning models. The second product provides a theoretical framework that social workers can employ in their roles as leaders and administrators to support individuals with sickle cell disease.

The third product aims to implement a training program specifically designed to assist social workers, organizational leaders, and medical health professionals in establishing and sustaining relationships with sickle cell patients. The program also emphasizes the importance of comprehending the patients’ diagnosis and effectively addressing any biases they may have. This program provides individuals with the necessary tools and skills to empower them.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Enhance the comprehension of sickle cell patients and transition from pediatric to adult care.
  2. Exert influence by advocating for a broader approach to navigating patients and families through the healthcare system and providing comprehensive services while bridging the gaps in both healthcare and personal support.
  3. Emphasis the importance of training social workers and medical health professionals in effectively supporting individuals and families during the transition period.


Delivery Method: Live Interactive Training via Zoom Video Conferencing

Credit Hours: 1.0 (ACE)

Target Audience: This conference is intended for social workers and students.


Accreditation: University of Kentucky College of Social Work, Provider # 1377, is approved as an ACE provider to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE provider approval period: 9/29/22-9/29/25. Social workers participating in this conference will receive up to 15 general continuing education credits.

Claiming CE Credit: Instructions for claiming CE credit will be disseminated at the beginning of each session.

Questions: If you have any questions regarding CE credit or to report a grievance, please contact Melissa Whitaker at melissa.whitaker@uky.edu. For technical assistance, please contact lmshelp@uky.edu.