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The Center for Aging & Disability Education & Research (CADER) has trained more than 25,000 health and social service professionals and worked with more than 500 organizations across the country to strengthen the workforce that provides health and long-term supports and services to older adults and people with disabilities.

CADER offers evidence-based training programs that are designed to build the practice skills of your health and human services workforce and create a true learning organization. 

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Evaluation Report

Massachusetts EOEA Certificate Training Initiative – Summary Presentation (2023)

This executive summary presentation highlights the success of the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs (EOEA) partnership with CADER to provide two self-paced, online certificate trainings for professionals serving older adults and person with disabilities in the Commonwealth employed at ASAPs or COAs from February 2023 to June 2023. 256 ASAP learners and 42 COA learners completed a certificate program. Learners gained skills in key competency areas relevant to their practice and provided positive feedback about the training.

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Conference Presentation

Upskilling the Senior Center Workforce: A Partnership Between NCOA and Boston University (ASA 2024)

Senior centers are a go-to location for many older adults in need of services and supports. Training senior center staff in behavioral health will help ensure that behavioral health concerns in older adults are identified and addressed. CADER and the NCOA partnered to train 228 senior center staff using CADER’s Behavioral Health in Aging certificate and presented the findings at the American Society on Aging (ASA) 2024 conference.

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Our employees have diverse educational backgrounds and work histories. We have found the CADER courses and certificate programs to be a convenient and cost-effective method to ensure that our staff have a sound understanding of the issues and concerns impacting the consumers we serve and gives them the knowledge they need to provide effective care planning and coordination.