Taking Care of DSPs: 6 Strategies for Promoting Resilience

Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Direct Support Professionals

About This Webinar

Direct support professionals (DSPs) have faced increased stress in their roles serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) during the coronavirus pandemic. While DSPs are always dedicated to keeping the people they serve safe, they also must protect their own physical and mental health amid the added pressures brought on by COVID-19.

How can organizations, including executives and supervisors, help DSPs overcome traumatic stress brought on by the pandemic and build resilience?

Watch this webinar to hear strategies for promoting resilience in your DSPs. During the webinar, you’ll learn:

  • The six strategies for promoting resilience in your DSPs
  • Why a strong supervisor-supervisee relationship is critical for creating a safe space for staff
  • Ways to help staff maintain a healthy work-life balance
  • How ongoing training not only improves knowledge but confidence in care delivery
  • The importance of building a resilient organization


Arlene Bridges

Senior Product Manager for IDD & ABA, Relias

Nellie Galindo MSW, MSPH

Product Marketing Manager, Relias

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