Dual Diagnosis Curriculum
It’s finally here!! The long awaited on-line version of the PA Dual Diagnosis Direct Support Curriculum is available on https://www.myodp.org/. The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS) and the Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) have undertaken a joint initiative to address the needs of people who have an intellectual disability as well as mental health challenges. People who have both of these challenges are commonly referred to as those who have a dual diagnosis. Included in the initiative is the development of a curriculum for Direct Supporters. This curriculum is designed for Direct Supporters who work in either the intellectual disability field or the mental health field. Each specific module has a quiz, certificate and resources attached.
For more information about each of the specific modules and the course outline, go to the PCHC website: www.pchc.org under Resources/Publications/Behavioral Health and click here for the DDX Direct Support Curriculum Training Booklet: https://www.pchc.org/images/PDFs/Publications/Behavioral-Health/Dual-Diagnosis-Curriculum-Outline-and-Training-Descriptions.pdf
PCHC and ODP hopes this will be a great help and assistance for all direct supporters of people who have a dual diagnosis.