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Direct Support Professionals Making the Difference: A Good Afternoon, or a GREAT Life?. Joseph M. Macbeth Executive Director National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals. “Training ” Direct Support Professionals: How Have We Done?.

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Direct support professionals making the difference a good afternoon or a great life

Direct Support Professionals Making the Difference: A Good Afternoon, or a GREAT Life?

Joseph M. Macbeth

Executive Director

National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals


Training direct support professionals how have we done

“Training” Direct Support Professionals: How Have We Done?

“Tell me and I will forget. Teach me and I might remember. Involve me and I will learn”.

- Benjamin Franklin


Where is quality defined

Where is Quality Defined?

“It is defined at the point of interaction

between the staff member and the individual

with a developmental disability.”

National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals

John F. Kennedy, Jr. (1995)

President’s Committee on Mental Retardation


Direct support professionals making the difference a good afternoon or a great life

Quality

Intersection

(Training Based on Research)

Ineffective

Practice

Unethical

Practice

Quality

Support

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Uninformed

of Best

Practice

(Code of Ethics)

(Universal Competencies)


A day in the life of a dsp

A Day In the Life of a DSP…

“Not Ready for Apartment Living”

A DSP with Good Intentions

and the absence of a Code of Ethics

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Building quality where quality is measured

Building Quality Where Quality is Measured

“Quality is never an accident;

it is always the result of highintention,

sincere effort, intelligent

directionand skillful execution; it

represents the wise choice

of many alternatives.”

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Author Unknown


Speaking of vince lombardi

Speaking of Vince Lombardi…

“If you are not fired with enthusiasm…

you will be fired with enthusiasm”

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Vince Lombardi


Direct support professionals and media

Direct Support Professionalsand Media

NADSP Monitors the News…

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In the news

In the News….

“Caregiver who stole from

disabled men gets prison time”

The Chicago Tribune, Illinois

January 11, 2013

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In the news1

In the News….

“Report: State ignoring abuse at group homes”

The Seattle Times, Washington

December 17, 2012

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In the news2

In the News….

“State settles with family of disabled woman sexually abused at Boulder Center”

The Billings Gazette, Montana

February 8, 2013

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In the news3

In the News….

“Fragile Lives; Needless Deaths”

(Multi-Part Series)

Hartford Courant , Connecticut

March 6, 2013

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In the news4

In the News….

“Sex crimes alleged at care facilities”

The San Francisco Chronicle, California

November 29, 2012

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In the news5

In the News….

“Kearns woman found guilty of

fatal abuse of disabled woman”

Salt Lake Tribune, Utah

January 5, 2013

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In the news6

In the News….

“Caregiver arrested for abusing

disabled man in Columbia group home”

The Baltimore Sun, Maryland.

February 5, 2013

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In the news7

In the News….

“Senator Seeks Federal Probe Of Group Homes”

Disability Scoop

March 6, 2013

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And finally the big one

And finally, the big one…

“At state-run homes,

abuse andimpunity”

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The New York Times, New York

March 12, 2011


Which led to

Which led to…..

“Legislative Leaders Announce Agreement on Legislation to

Protect People with Special Needs and Disabilities”

(New York Times, June 18, 2012)

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Legislation Establishes Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs to Prevent, Investigate and Prosecute Abuse and Neglect of Vulnerable New Yorkers


But it also led to this

But it also led to this….

“Direct Support jobs are compensated poorly, with many workers living at or near the poverty level or forced to work multiple jobs to make ends meet. One might summarize the job description of the direct support worker as requiring the wisdom of Solomon, the patience of Job and the caring of Florence Nightingale…

While much is said about the value of these direct support jobs, the traditional hallmarks of value are often missing – qualifying credentials, adequate pay, career ladders, attention to working conditions, adequate training, managerial and supervisory support and so on…”

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The Measure of a Society: Protection of Vulnerable Persons in Residential Facilities Against Abuse & Neglect . Clarence J. Sundram, 2012


Which is sort of like

Which is sort of like…

Closing the Barn Door after the

horse has bolted.

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Legislation that focuses on Prosecution is NOT considering Prevention & Building Excellence


4 group home workers charged in fight club for disabled

4 group home workers charged in 'fight club' for disabled

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Newsday, Long Island, NY

February 6, 2014


A day in the life of a dsp1

A Day In the Life of a DSP…

“Take Me Out to the Ball Game”

A Nice Afternoon

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The five elements of a profession

The Five Elements of a Profession

Direct Support Professionals

Body

of

Knowledge

Universal

Skill

Standards

Code

of

Ethics

1.2 Million in US

National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals

License,

Certificate or

Credential

Affiliation with

Professional

Organization

Approximately 4 Million Cross-Sector

PHI, 2012


Direct support professionals making the difference a good afternoon or a great life

A Body of Knowledge that is based on sound

research and provides practitioners with a

universally acceptedskillsbase.

Pediatricians Back

in the Day

Becoming a MD

Journals, Studies

Evidence-Based

Practices

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College of

Direct Support

and other

curricula

Kanner &

Bettleheim


Direct support professionals making the difference a good afternoon or a great life

Universal Skill Standards or Competency Areas

for the Consistency of Professional Practice

Airplane

Pilots…

The Community

Support Skill

Standards

State’s Developing

Core Competencies

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Becoming a MD

(continued)

The NADSP

Competency Set –

US DOL Adopted


Direct support professionals making the difference a good afternoon or a great life

A License, Certificate or Credential to Practice

Nail Techs and

Jiffy Lube Guys

Using the

Knowledge

Demonstrating the

Competencies

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Becoming a MD

(continued)

Recognition by an

Authority as a

Profession


Direct support professionals making the difference a good afternoon or a great life

Affiliation with a Professional Membership Organization

NASW, ORA,

ANCOR, AIEJI

Participate in

Training & Networking

Opportunities

Recognition of

the Profession’s

Best Practices

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Become part of

something larger

Professional

Empowerment &

Status


Direct support professionals making the difference a good afternoon or a great life

A Code of Ethics that provides

practitioners with a

universally accepted valuesbase.

Person-Centered

Supports

Confidentiality

Relationships

Promoting Physical

& Emotional

Well-Being

Justice, Fairness

& Equity

Self-Determination

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Advocacy

Respect

Integrity &

Responsibility


The nadsp code of ethics

The NADSP Code of Ethics

Developed by NADSP in 2001

Adopted by NYS in 2012

Universally Accepted

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National alliance for direct support professionals

National Alliance forDirect Support Professionals

National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals


A day in the life of a dsp2

A Day In the Life of a DSP…

“The Long Lost Brother”

A Great Life

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Direct support professionals at the point of interaction

Direct Support Professionalsat the Point of Interaction

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Committing

Abuse & Neglect

Supporting

Good Afternoons

Supporting

Great Lives


Join our membership at www nadsp org

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