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Direct Support Professional Training Program Videos

Direct Support Professional Training Program Videos are available on the DDS YouTube Channel.

  1. 5 Rights (19:27)
    This video provides guidelines to staff working in Community Care Facilities (CCF) assisting individuals with developmental disabilities with the self-administration of medication.
  2. Dental Health (9:28)
    This video is designed to assist individuals with developmental disabilities and their support staff to overcome obstacles to improve dental health.
  3. Handwashing & Gloving (5:14)
    This video demonstrates how to prevent the spread of germs through the use of proper handwashing and gloving techniques.
  4. It's Not Okay! (1:45)
    This video shows individuals that have been abused or neglected and what they did to make it stop.
  5. What I'd Say (4:17) by Michael Steinbruck
    The song "What I'd Say" was inspired by several people who do not use words to communicate. It highlights the importance of listening deeply to people through the use of person centered thinking skills so that every voice is heard and each person's vision is realized. Michael Steinbruck is the Program Coordinator at The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities. He is a Mentor Trainer in person centered thinking and planning and has served on the Board of Directors of The Learning Community for Person Centered Practices since 2006. He has been a singer/songwriter/guitarist for more than 25 years. In describing his musicianship, he says “my guitar feeds the hungry and my voice sings in harmony with the poor, the excluded, the disenfranchised.”
  6. Everyday Medication Challenges — Strategies (7:07)
    This video discusses challenges that DSPs see and strategies they might consider when working with individuals who refuse their medication.
  7. Everyday Medication Challenges — Errors (4:56)
    This video discusses ways DSPs can stay focused when assisting with the self-administration of medications. It gives examples of how to prevent medication errors and suggestions when one is made.
 
 
Last Updated: 9/13/2016