Staff Support in IDD


About This Webinar

Many direct support professionals (DSPs) face burnout and compassion fatigue due to the demanding nature of their job. To effectively retain skilled DSPs, it is crucial to cultivate an organizational culture that prioritizes supporting them through their challenges and fostering overall well-being in the workplace.

Watch this on-demand webinar to hear Christopher Wells, Supported Living Administrator at Uplift Inc. Gardiner Maine, and Sasha Sencer, Director of Education and Intersectional Collaboration at ANCOR, discuss ways to support IDD staff before burnout and compassion fatigue arise.

In this webinar, you’ll also learn how to:

  • Create a supportive work environment, including flexibility in scheduling and work-life balance for DSPs.
  • Enhance communication through regular check-ins, including how to practice active listening and provide positive and supportive feedback. Frequent positive and supportive feedback helps to foster a sense of community and belonging and is a way to address concerns or problems promptly.
  • Cultivate a caring culture where gratitude and appreciation are the norm.


Christopher Wells

Supported Living Administrator, Uplift Inc. Gardiner Maine

Sasha Sencer

Director of Education and Intersectional Collaboration, ANCOR

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