Certificate Programs

CADER has developed Certificate Programs for individuals and organizations who would like to enhance their competencies in important areas of practice.

ADRC Options Counseling Certificate

The need to provide person centered and coordinated services to older adults and persons with disabilities has led to the creation of Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs) across the United States.  A well-trained workforce is essential to the mission of ADRCs as they assist consumers in accessing long‐term care services and supports. This comprehensive, skill-based online training program is designed to enable those working in ADRCs gain the knowledge and skills needed to meet the challenges of this changing system of service….Learn More

Behavioral Health in Aging Certificate

With the growth of the aging population and its increasing diversity, it is imperative to examine what we can do to build healthy communities and address the relationship of mental wellness to overall health and well- being. It is estimated that one in four older adults will have a behavioral health concern. This program will enrich your understanding of the major mental health conditions and substance use concerns facing older adults as well as the importance of promoting mental wellness and resilience. Attention will be paid to the importance of screening, assessment and evidence based interventions….Learn More

Case Management Certificate

Address your need to stay current with the latest developments in care management and care coordination. The passage of healthcare reform makes this Certificate a vital resource for health and social service practitioners. Providing coordinated care and care management are becoming increasingly important in connecting older adults and persons with disabilities to needed services and assisting them in remaining independent. This Certificate provides participants with an understanding of the core functions and responsibilities of care management and care coordination, an introduction to care transitions, and a review of the resources available to support care in the community….Learn More

Ethics, Legal Principles, and Key Practice Areas Certificate

This Certificate is designed to enhance learner competencies in the area of ethical and legal issues that arise in everyday practice for those who work with older adults and persons with disabilities.  Questions can arise around issues of informed consent, capacity and competence, as well as independence and safety. This program reviews basic ethical and legal principles, includes examples of how these principles relate to ethical dilemmas and provide a framework for solving them in the situations in which they are likely to arise. In addition, attention is paid to the areas of elder abuse, end of life and suicide prevention….Learn More

Foundations in Aging and Disabilities Certificate

Gain the knowledge and skills necessary for effective practice in the growing fields of aging and disabilities. This Certificate provides a strength based approach for health and social service practitioners looking at aging and disabilities from a biological, psychological, and social perspective. Included will be content on the assessment process, available services and supports and how to utilize this information to benefit the people with whom you work. This Certificate is indispensable for those entering the field as well as those with experience who are looking to further develop their knowledge and skills in these important content areas….Learn More

Interdisciplinary Teams and Healthcare Certificate

This certificate is designed to provide training to team members across the healthcare continuum. With the growing need for collaboration amongst care providers, this certificate focuses on critical topics including interdisciplinary communication, assessment, transitions….Learn More

Person-Centered Case Management Certificate

Federal regulations require a written person-centered plan for home and community-based services (HCBS) whether services are provided through the State Medicaid Plan or through a waiver program. Once eligibility for Medicaid HCBS is determined…Learn More

Residential Housing and Community Living Certificate

This Certificate focuses on the core knowledge, skills, and values needed to work effectively with older adults in residential housing or living at home in the community. Social service providers play a critical role in helping older adults enhance the quality of their lives and in supporting them to remain active and independent in the community. This Certificate explores the resources needed for and barriers to aging in place, how to promote independent living without ignoring safety, and supportive housing options and programs….Learn More

Supervision and Leadership Certificate 

Develop the skills needed for effective leadership in today’s complex health and social services arena. This program includes a focus on the competencies needed to be an effective supervisor, team leader and manger.  It will explore the challenges faced by leaders as they work in diverse organizations, and systems….Learn More