Frontline Initiative

A series covering the issues important to DSPs and supervisors

Frontline Initiative is a newsletter published since 1996 that covers issues important to Direct Support Professionals and Frontline Supervisors who support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and other disabilities in a variety of community settings. Each edition contains resources, perspectives, and strategies to advance the profession of direct support. Examples of topics covered in Frontline Initiative are person-centered practices, trauma-informed care, and DSP recognition.

Frontline Initiative: Making A Career In Direct Support

Frontline Initiative: Making A Career In Direct Support

This issue of Frontline Initiative is about making a career in direct support. Direct support professionals (DSPs) report on why ...
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Frontline Initiative: Supporting Healthy Relationships

Frontline Initiative: Supporting Healthy Relationships

This issue of Frontline Initiative focuses on developing awareness, knowledge, and skills for supporting healthy relationships. It also includes information ...
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Frontline Initiative: Self-Care For DSPs

Frontline Initiative: Self-Care For DSPs

A newsletter issue promoting self-care for Direct Support Professionals (DSPs). To assist the people they support, DSPs must also take ...
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Frontline Initiative: The Changing Roles of the DSP

Frontline Initiative: The Changing Roles of the DSP

A newsletter issue recognizing the changing role of the Direct Support Professional (DSP). This issue highlights public policies that can ...
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Advance Professional Development

The National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP) has created a number of curricula options to help human service providers bring the ideals and approaches of NADSP into their organization.