Frontline Initiative: DSPs rRespond to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Jan 10, 2002 | Frontline Initiative, Guides

Direct support professionals (DSPs) have been through a lot this past year. Through a global pandemic, natural disasters, social unrest, and personal distress, they’ve stepped up as they always do. This issue of Frontline Initiative includes stories of great DSPs doing great work, supporting people in crisis, resources, strategies to advance professional practice, and preparing for and preventing crises when possible.

Frontline Initiative is a series covering the issues important to direct support professionals and supervisors who support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and other disabilities in a variety of community settings. Each feature issue contains resources, perspectives, and strategies to advance the profession of direct support.

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Advance Professional Development

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