Training Details

Event Dates and Timeframe ~ Competency #4, 5, 6
  • Tuesday, January 14, 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 #4, #5, #6

Competency #4:
4A - Providing Services - Implements and Coordinates the Plan of Care
4B - Providing Services - Conducts Outreach and Engagement
4C - Providing Services - Maintains Safety
4D - Providing Services - Creates a Therapeutic Learning Environment
4E - Providing Services - Provides Emotional Support
4F - Providing Services - Provides Physical Support
4G - Providing Services - Teaches and Trains
4H - Providing Services - Supports Problem Solving and Conflict Resolution
4I - Providing Services - Prevents and Intervenes in Crises
4J - Providing Services - Organizes and Conducts Group Activities
4K - Providing Services - Promotes Health and Wellness

Competency #5:
5A - Linking To Resources - Identifies Recommended Resources
5B - Linking To Resources - Supports Individual and Family Decision-Making in Selecting Resources
5C - Linking To Resources - Connects Individuals and Families to Community Resources

Competency #6:
6A - Advocating - Advocates on Behalf of the Individual and Family
6B - Advocating - Supports Self-Advocacy