Alaska Core Competencies

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Training Details

Event Dates and Timeframe
Thursday, January 25, 2018, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 08:30 AM until 12:30 PM
Location And Delivery Method
Delivery Method
Online / Web Delivered
Contact Person
Support Phone
(907) 264-6244
Support Email
Support Website
Cost Range

Host And Instructor

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Rural AKHealth Professions Foundation/AKTraining Cooperative
Betsy Chivers, BSW, 907-264-6233,


Contact Hours: 4.00

Training Overview Description

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.

There are 10 broad competency categories which are broken down into 42 individual competencies, and then each competency is defined by behavioral descriptors. This is a unique feature which allows workers to understand what it looks like to perform at the Excellent, Satisfactory, and Unsatisfactory levels.

Please read all the information below for important details about this training.

Event-specific Details

This training will cover Alaska Core Competency #7 & 8

Competency #7: Individualizing Care
• Individualizing Care - Assesses the Influence of Key Individual, Family and Community Characteristics
• Individualizing Care - Tailors Services to Unique Individual, Family and Community Characteristics
• Individualizing Care - Modifies Plans and Services Based on Individual and Family Experience

Competency #8: Documenting
• Documenting - Completes Required Documentation
• Documenting - Balances Privacy with Documentation Requirements

Aging/Alzheimers and Other Dementia
Autism Spectrum Disorders
Behavioral Health/Mental Illness
Chronic Alcoholism and Other Substance Related Disorders
Developmental Disabilities
Traumatic Brain Injury
All Administrative Support Services
All Behavioral Health / Social
All Child Welfare
All Developmental Disabilities
All Direct Support Services/Care Givers
All Housing
All Senior Services
All Substance Abuse
All Tribal Services/Tribal Government

Registration Information

Webinar Information: This training will be delivered as a webinar using Zoom. Webinar connection information is available in the AKTC remote-learner portal after your registration and payment are processed. (Please allow 15 minutes for the system to update payment information before accessing the online training portal.)

Zoom can be used on a PC or Mac, laptop, IPad, tablet or smart phone and requires an Internet connection, a microphone and preferably a camera (most devices have a built-in mic and camera).

To confirm your attendance and receive credit for taking the class you must be prepared to identify yourself and participate as requested during the training. You must be logged on and prepared with a camera and microphone (or a headset) prior to the start of class. You may connect by phone if necessary but must be able to participate verbally when requested.

Please plan to log into the webinar 10-15 minutes before the training start time.

For more information about Zoom or to download the software, go to To view a video on how to join a meeting go to:

Alaska Training Cooperative Remote-Learner Portal: Specific training materials and the webinar information are available online. Please go to 15 minutes after payment is completed to access these materials. Login with the same username and password used when registering and paying for this training.

For assistance please contact AKTC Support, 907-264-6244.