National Direct Support Workforce Resource Center

Description

Brought together in one place the nation's premier resources on the topic of Direct Support, with the goal of improving the quality, recruitment, and retention of the Direct Service workforce nationwide.

This project was archived on 2015-01-22T00:00:00-06:00

Director
Amy S Hewitt
Contact
Barbara A Kleist
Website
www.dswresourcecenter.org/tiki-index.php
Funder
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Collaborators
Annapolis Coalition on the Behavioral Health Workforce
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Institute for the Future of Aging Services [Washington, DC]
Lewin Group [Falls Church, VA]
Westchester Consulting Group [Washington, DC]

Staff

Amy S Hewitt

Amy S Hewitt :: Director, Institute on Community Integration


Barbara A Kleist

Barbara A Kleist :: Program Manager


Sheryl A Larson

Sheryl A Larson :: Research Manager 3


Topics

  • Direct support workforce
    • Human resources and management
      • Retention and recruitment
        • Supervision and mentoring
          • Training
            • Workforce development strategies
            • Specific disability
              • Autism spectrum disorder (ASD)
                • Intellectual/developmental disability (IDD)
                  • Mental health and/or chemical dependency
                    • Multiple disabilities
                      • Physical disability
                      • Specific life stage
                        • Adolescents and young adults
                          • Adults
                            • Children
                              • Early childhood
                                • Seniors

                                Activities

                                • Dissemination
                                  • Evaluation
                                    • Technical assistance
                                      • Training and professional development