Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) provide a service that deserves the utmost respect and honor. It is not an easy job, but
it is one to be proud of each and every day. Direct Support Professionals have the opportunity to assist individuals in a way
Each year we set aside time to recognize and praise Direct Support Professionals and celebrate their passion,
experiences, exemplary leadership and commitment to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. “Now more than ever, they will be front and center in building social capital,
Do you know an individual who has dual diagnosis who is struggling in his/her current home, who has
been hospitalized or used crisis services several times over the last year? Community Behavioral Health (CBH), Philadelphia’s Behavioral Health Managed Care Organization,
has just recently opened a new program known as the Behavioral Health/Intellectual Disabilities Community Treatment Team (BHID CTT). This team is
designed to support people who have dual diagnosis and to help them remain in their Current living arrangement.
PCHC staff is now available to offer FACE TO FACE trainings on the topics listed below that
are part of the Official Pennsylvania Dual Diagnosis Curriculum:
Additional topics will become available during this calendar year. The topics are designed to develop DSP competency in dual diagnosis
support and are complimentary to the National Association for Dual Diagnosis DSP Certification.
If you would like to schedule a training for your agency, just submit a Training Request Form
or call the Education Department at 215.546.0300 ex. 3681 for more details.
Learn more about the
PA Dual Diagnosis Direct Support Curriculum.