Frontline Initiative: DSPs Respond to COVID-19

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Description

This issue is dedicated to direct support professionals and all they have endured since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. It includes stories from self-advocates, family members, health care professionals, and DSPs who saw COVID-19 infect their co-workers and the people they support. It includes helpful information on the importance of vaccines, methods to control the spread of COVID-19, and guidance for DSPs and the people they support in processing grief. Other articles include results from three waves of survey data collected from DSPs about their COVID-19 experiences, an in-depth interview with public health experts on responding to the pandemic, and stories by self-advocates on how vaccinations protect them and others.

Details

Date
2021 
Type
Newsletter 
Edition
Volume 17, Number 2
Publisher
National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals
Co-publisher
Research and Training Center on Community Living (RTC-CL)

Topics

  • Direct support workforce
    • Retention and recruitment
  • Health and safety
    • Emergency/disaster preparedness
    • Health and wellness