The Center for Aging & Disability Education & Research (CADER) — formerly The Institute for Geriatric Social Work (IGSW) — is dedicated to strengthening the workforce that provides health and long-term supports and services to older adults and people with disabilities.

What We Do

The rapid aging of the population and a changing health and long-term services and support landscape demand that organizations in the aging and disability field provide integrated, interdisciplinary, and participant-directed care. CADER is a national leader in helping organizations and workers meet this challenge. We offer comprehensive, validated, and skill-based online training, available through individual courses, certificate programs, or customized programs for organizations. We employ multiple approaches to assess skill gains and training effectiveness, and provide end-to-end program management and customer support.  Located at Boston University School of Social Work, CADER builds upon the School’s historical commitment to the aging and disability fields and current strength in teaching, research and training.

RSS Recent CADER News

  • Recent Events
    September 18, 2014.“Options Counseling in Motion: Georgia Division of Aging Services and Boston University Training Partnership” National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities, Arlington, VA. Due to the complex nature of Options Counseling (OC), a well-trained workforce is essential. Presenters, Amy Riedesel, Aging & Disability Resource Connection Program Manager DHS Division of Aging […]
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    On October 23, 2014, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Special Commission on Elder Protective Services released their Report of Recommendations to the General Court to the press. Governor Deval Patrick established the Elder Protective Services Commission, which is charged with studying and making recommendations to the Legislature on strategies to examine best practices for the prevention […]