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Resources for Direct Service Workers

How to work for someone directing his/her own services

Consumer-Directed Personal Care Attendant Handbook (PDF) The mission of IndependentChoices, a home health care agency, is to assure that any individual who chooses home care services over institutional care will have adequate health care by directly hiring, training and managing a personal care attendant (PCA). This manual is used as a training tool for the PCAs.

Code of Ethics - "Developed by the National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP), the Code is intended to serve as a straightforward and relevant guide for DSPs as they resolve the ethical dilemmas they face every day, and encourages them to achieve the highest ideals of the profession."

College of Direct Support - The College of Direct Support (CDS) is a computer-assisted, competency-based, interactive multimedia training curriculum for direct support professionals in community settings.

Equality Wheel: People with Disabilities and Their Caregivers (PDF) Wisconsin Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Based on the Power and Control Wheel developed by the "Domestic Abuse Intervention Project", Duluth, MN.