Senior centers across the United States face increasing demands as the older adult population grows and diversifies. To address this need, the Center for Aging and Disability Education and Research (CADER) at Boston University School of Social Work (BUSSW) and the National Council on Aging (NCOA) recently launched a partnership to bring CADER’s Behavioral Health in Aging Certificate to community-based organizations nationwide.
CADER and NCOA are working together to ensure that professionals working with older adults have the tools and skills they need to provide quality care and support.
About the Behavioral Health in Aging Certificate
CADER’s five-course Behavioral Health in Aging Certificate trains senior center staff to assist older adults who may be in need of mental health services. Designed with guidance from senior center staff, the certificate provides a foundation in the major mental health conditions facing the aging population. Professionals will finish the course with an understanding of the importance of behavioral health care, and how to screen and assess clients to provide evidence-based support.
- Mental Health & Aging Issues (4 hours, 4 CEs)
- Suicide Prevention Among Older Adults (4 hours, 4 CEs)
- Mental Wellness & Resilience Among Older Immigrants & Refugees (3 hours, 3 CEs)
- Substance Use Among Older Adults (4 hours, 4 CEs)
- Alzheimer’s Disease & Other Dementias (4 hours, 4 CEs)
Professionals in aging are welcome to register for the Behavioral Health in Aging Certificate via the NCOA Training Portal. NISC Affiliate Members are eligible to receive a discounted rate.
Learn More and Register Here