Wellness Matters for Direct Support: Episode 2: Promoting Resilience in Direct Support
Samantha (Sam) Hedden, MSc Ed, discusses how direct support professionals (DSPs) can become more resilient and why this is important. Direct support professionals (DSPs) continue to face increased stress in their roles serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). While DSPs are always committed to helping people, they often neglect their own physical and mental health.
Links to Additional Resources:
- Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota
- Direct support workforce
- Retention and recruitment
- Health and safety
- Health and wellness