Empowerment Education Series: Making the Transition: As Smooth As Possible (A.S.A.P.)


Empowerment Education Series: Making the Transition: As Smooth As Possible (A.S.A.P.)

Presenters: Janice Lampman

Monday, June 14, 2021

10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Course Description:
This training module was developed in response to the high rate of turnover in the direct support profession. While this training does not offer suggestions for trying to change the rate of turnover, it does provide ideas for making the transition as smooth as possible for the outgoing direct support professional, the incoming direct support professional and the consumer. This training is designed from the perspective of the DSP no matter which side of the door they are coming from.

Course Objectives:

  • Understand why there is turnover.
  • Recognize the advantages and disadvantages that accompany turnover.
  • Understand the importance of communication between the incoming and outgoing direct support professional as well as the consumer.
  • Recognize and respond to the difficulties caused by the transition situation.

Timed Agenda:

  •  Welcome & Introduction    5 minutes
  •  Possibilities Video     5 minutes
  •  Why Is there Turnover?     5 minutes
  • Advantages & Disadvantages of Turnover  25 minutes
  • How to Make the Transition Smooth   30 minutes
  • • Preparing Yourself & Others for the Transition  30 minutes
  • • Questions      20 minutes
  • o Total: 2 hours


- 2 CONTINUING  EDUCATION CREDITS  are approved for this training. Participants must arrive on time and remain in the training for   it's entirety.  
- QUALIFIED INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES PROFESSIONALS (QIDP): These training hours meet the MDCH training requirement for QIDP staff. 
Suggested Participants: Professionals who work with individuals with I/DD; including Support Coordinators, Case Managers, and Direct Support Professionals. Also individuals with I/DD who receive CMH services and the professionals, friends, and family who work with them .


Please refer questions regarding training to Kim Hoga: KHoga1@DWIHN.ORG or 313-402-1908