Over the past few weeks, we have shared ‘Words of Encouragement’ from some of our colleagues. As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads throughout the world, news, social media and work can be overwhelming. We’re committed to sharing resources for taking care of yourself but we’re not alone. Many of our colleagues want to share words of encouragement. We want you to know that as you continue your essential work in supporting people with disabilities, you are not alone and you are valued for the incredible work you do.
This week’s Words of Encouragement is a special one. In the video, entitled “You are Enough,” we hear from Roger Ramsukh and Dave Hingsburger. In their video, Roger and Dave discuss various aspects of direct support and all the ways the direct support professionals are enough.
Roger Ramsukh is an author, speaker and Behavioural Therapist at Vita Community Living Services and Mens Sana Families for Mental Health in Ontario, Canada. Roger is a frequent panelist on the Let’s Talk with Dave Hingsburger webinar series. Click here for his latest appearance on the webinar.
Dave Hingsburger just retired as the Director of Clinical and Educational Services at Vita Community Living Services and Mens Sana Families for Mental Health. Dave lectures internationally and has published several books and articles in reference to disability.
To learn more about Vita Community Living Services and Mens Sana Families for Mental Health, click here.
Looking for additional support during this time?
Please note the resources below:
- Self Care Resource Page for DSPs (webinars, handouts and additional resources: https://nadsp.org/covid-19resources/
- On-Boarding New DSPs in A Crisis (Code of ethics Webinar Series, Competency Webinar Series, Additional Resources): https://nadsp.org/onboarding-in-crisis/
If you have additional resources to share, please connect with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NADSP recognizes the invaluable work that Direct Support Professionals all over the world are doing during this unprecedented time. We appreciate you. We hope you remain safe and well.
The NADSP Team