History & Expertise
Organizations that work with older adults and people with disabilities are facing increased competition and a changing landscape that will affect workforce development. To address their needs, CADER provides training programs that help organizations improve overall performance through strategic learning and training at the individual, group, and organizational level. Our training partners include Area Agencies on Aging, State Units on Aging, Independent Living Centers, senior centers, housing providers, behavioral health organizations, nursing homes, assisted living centers, hospitals, community health centers, social service agencies, and adult day health centers.
CADER offers online courses and certificate programs with a range of methods, tools, and programs designed to maximize the development of practice skills and create a true learning organization.
- Skills, Knowledge, and Understanding. You’ll develop skills, knowledge, and understanding in the core competencies needed in the growing field of aging and disability.
- The Best in Online Learning. Developed by experts in online learning and in the fields of aging and disability, our courses are stimulating and user-friendly, with interactive features, videos, and continually updated resources.
- Relevance for Effective Practice. Keep up with the latest developments in such areas as care management, behavioral health, person-centered practice, legal and ethical issues, and integration of care for older adults and people with disabilities through Aging & Disability Resource Centers (ADRC).
- Convenience and Accessibility. Our courses are available anywhere and at any time—at your desk, at home, or at the office.
- The Right Level for You. Whether you are new to the field or have 20 years of experience and advanced degrees, our courses offer a convenient way to keep up-to-date on new skills and advances in the field.
- Professional Development. Enhance your opportunities for career advancement by taking training provided by Boston University, a nationally recognized center of excellence in aging and disability, teaching, and research. Certificates and CE credit hours are available.
- Excellence and Affordability. High-quality courses that are cost-effective.
- The Chance to Make a Difference. Our training programs are designed so that you can put learning into practice immediately, for the benefit of your clients and their families.
CADER was originally funded by The Atlantic Philanthropies in 2002 with a goal to prepare the social services workforce for an aging society. Located within BU’s School of Social Work, CADER builds upon the School’s historical commitment to the aging and disability fields and strengths in teaching, research and training.