Training Details

Event Dates and Timeframe ~ Competency #1, 2, 3 ~
  • Monday, January 13, 2020
    • 08:30 AM to 05:00 PM


Anchorage Senior Activity Center
1300 East 19th Avenue
United States

Cost Range


Host and Instructor

Host: Rural AKHealth Professions Foundation/AKTraining Cooperative
Instructor: Betsy Chivers, 907-264-6233,


Contact Hours: 8.00


The Alaska Core Competencies are a set of essential skills for DSPs (direct support providers or direct support professionals) who deliver services to persons with mental health and substance use conditions, intellectual and physical disabilities, and older adults who need long-term services and support.

This training will cover Alaska Core Competency #1, #2, #3

Competency #1:
1A - Working With Others - Listens Effectively
1B - Working With Others - Communicates Effectively
1C - Working With Others - Builds Positive Relationships
1D - Working With Others - Collaborates
1E - Working With Others - Maintains Appropriate Boundaries

Competency #2:
2A - Assessing Strengths and Needs - Gathers and Summarizes Information
2B - Assessing Strengths and Needs - Assists in Identifying Personal Values, Goals, and Priorities
2C - Assessing Strengths and Needs - Identifies Strengths and Resources
2D - Assessing Strengths and Needs - Identified Problems, Deficits, and Stressors
2E - Assessing Strengths and Needs - Detects Warning Signs
2F - Assessing Strengths and Needs - Communicates Results Clearly
2G - Assessing Strengths and Needs - Reassesses Routinely

Competency #3:
3A - Planning Services - Identifies Recommended Goals and Services
3B - Planning Services - Supports Individual and Family Member Decision-Making in Developing a Plan of Care
3C - Planning Services - Assists Individuals in Developing Personal Plans