grey shadow DDLS Fall 2014

A Sustainable and Supported Workforce: The Key to Quality Community Life

October 17, 2014 - Duration 2.75 hrs

Amy Hewitt, PhD

Director, Research and Training Center on Community Living

Institute on Community Integration
University of Minnesota

Minneapolis, MN

Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) are the backbone of the developmental disability service system and a key to quality supports and services. Equipping them with knowledge, skills, and an ethical foundation is essential. Providing supportive supervision is critical to the stability of the direct support workforce. This presentation will address evidence-based practices in DSP professional development and the impact these practices have on outcomes for people with disabilities. Best practices in supporting and training frontline supervisors to most effectively coach, mentor, and supervise DSPs will be discussed in this session. 


Audio Files Part I (mp3 file)
Audio Files Part II (mp3 file)

Presentation Handouts (PDF Available)

Project Manager: Robyn Carroll
Program Staff: Debbie Mahovetz, Ziba Arjmand
Project Support Staff: Gail DiPane

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