Frontline Initiative: Supporting Healthy Relationships

Apr 27, 2020 | Frontline Initiative, Guides

This issue of Frontline Initiative focuses on developing awareness, knowledge, and skills for supporting healthy relationships. It also includes information about tools and resources that direct support professionals (DSPs) can use for supporting people to develop all types of relations including friendships, family, employment, and romantic relationships. This issue aims to start a conversation with the people who DSPs support about the relationships they currently have and those they wish they could have.

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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