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Center for Aging & Disability Education & Research

Our Signature Program

Dedicated to strengthening the workforce that provides health and social services to older adults and people with disabilities, CADER is a national leader in creating comprehensive online training for individuals and organizations.

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Success Stories


of learners agreed or strongly agreed that the course helped them learn to communicate with people who have Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias

See Evaluation Report / Massachusetts EOEA Certificate Training Initiative - Full Report (2023)


of learners agreed or strongly agreed that this course effectively taught them to identify how culture, ethnicity, and health literacy impact care transitioning.

See Evaluation Report / New York State Case Management Certificate Training Program - Full Report (2022)


felt that the training improved their ability to identify key risk factors associated with suicide among older adults.

See Evaluation Report / Prevention and Identification of Behavioral Health Issues in Older Adults: Skill Development among Clergy Members (2017-2019)


agreed or strongly agreed that the training enhanced their ability to identify stressors and barriers faced by immigrants and refugees.

See Evaluation Report / Strengthening Age Friendly Communities: Addressing Behavioral Health Concerns in Older Adults (2017-2019)


agreed or strongly agreed that the training enhanced their ability to explain how the assessment process supports choice, self-determination, and participation.

See Evaluation Report / Connecticut Online Training Programs (2019)

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We went to The Network because we knew they could deliver evidenced-based training tailored to our specific population and needs. The team was so helpful. They asked all the right questions to come up with the right trainer for us.

Jacqueline Maher, LICSW, Dimock Center of Boston, Integrated Behavioral Health

“We liked that CADER is backed by Boston University School of Social Work and that so many other states had gone with their programs. This gives small to medium-sized agencies like ours access to training that we don’t necessarily have the capability to produce in-house. With CADER, we are confident that we are getting very high-quality programs.”

Marianne Stemm, director of HR for Indiana’s Thrive Alliance

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