In training, workshops and less formal discussions it is important to get staff talking and really listen to what they have to say about their experiences doing important work.
I wrote the following papers to be used as conversation starters for groups of direct support professionals.
Download these free articles and discussion papers:10 Things I’d Like to Tell My Employer (.pdf)
Bringing Who We Are to What We Do (.pdf)
Doing Our Best Work(.pdf)
If I Knew Then What I Know Now (.pdf)
Making Connections: Direct Support Staff as Bridge Builders(.pdf)
What’d I Say (.pdf)
When Are You Going to Get a REAL Job (.pdf)
Whose Life Is It Anyway (.pdf)
Shoulder to Shoulder: Celebrating the Important Work of Direct Support Workers (.pdf)
Peter also contributed to three books published by:
John O’Brien and Beth Mount included my articles in their must-read Guide to Person-Centered Direct Support.
Available from Inclusion Press