Higher Ground: The Dedication of Direct Support Professionals During and After Hurricanes Katrina and Rita (film)

Description

A documentary film telling the stories of some of the heroic Direct Support Professionals from New Orleans who, despite long hours, low pay, and tremendous stress and trauma, continued to provide support services during and after the storms while often not knowing the fate of their own families. For months, these dedicated women and men put others before themselves, providing care and support with improvised resources. For these heroes of New Orleans, being a direct Support Professional is much more than a job. A preview of the 45-minute film is online at www.highergroundthemovie.org.

Details

Date
2007 
Type
Video 
Publisher
Research and Training Center on Community Living (RTC-CL)
Collaborators
Volunteers of America of Greater New Orleans

Topics

  • Community life
    • Community supports and services
    • Direct support workforce
      • Human resources and management
        • Retention and recruitment
          • Supervision and mentoring
            • Training
              • Workforce development strategies
              • Health and safety
                • Emergency/disaster preparedness
                • Specific life stage
                  • Adults