Social Workers Provide Input at White House Conference
on Aging

July 13 marked the sixth White House Conference on Aging (WHCoA.) This event has taken place each decade
since the 1960s to identify and advance actions that improve the quality of life of older Americans. National NASW submitted written comments before the conference….

Training Program Transformational for Iowa AAA

About seven years ago, Aging Resources of Central Iowa Executive Director Joel Olah decided to strengthen their staff training efforts, but had a hard time finding a program that could be customized to fit the needs of his staff and wouldn’t break his limited budget….


Case Manager Continuing Education Credits

NOW OFFERING Commission for Case Manager Certification Continuing Education Credits for select courses. To learn more visit the CADER Continuing Education Page.

Summit on Older Adults: Behavioral Health Issues

The summary report for the Summit on Older Adults: Behavioral Health Issues that took place at Boston University is now available.  Kathy Kuhn, CADER Director of Workforce Development, served on the planning committee for this event. The Summit was sponsored by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health, the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs, and the Massachusetts Association of Mental Health. This “invitation only” gathering of leaders, policy makers and other stakeholders engaged in high-level dialogue on the challenges presented to health care, aging and behavioral health systems. It included discussions on mental health integration, creating systems that are sustainable and the economic impact of behavioral health needs of this growing population.

Conversations with Grantmakers in Aging

Join the Center for Aging & Disability Education & Research (CADER) at Boston University School of Social Work, the Suicide Prevention Program at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), and the John A. Hartford Foundation for an informative webinar on developing programs that improve services to older adults by enhancing workforce capacity. Discover how CADER’s online training program, being provided to 125 Council on Aging staff, addresses the core knowledge and skills needed to effectively identify and respond to older adults with mental health and substance use concerns, to increase resilience, and to prevent suicide. Learn about how the Hartford–NASW Supervisory Leaders in Aging (SLA) program improves the delivery of health care and social services to older adults by strengthening the supervision of staff providing direct social services.

Date and Time:  Monday, October 5, 2015 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT

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