Ensuring privacy of persons supported is a fundamental job responsibility of a Direct Support Professional. Direct support requires DSPs to assist persons supported to understand and maintain personal privacy in all aspects of their lives. DSPs need the knowledge, skills and abilities to assist persons supported to exercise their right to privacy.
Section 1: Respecting Privacy
Why Do We Protect Privacy?
Personal Phone Calls and Mail
Private Property and Possessions
Privacy While in Public
Privacy with Relationships
Diane VanHusen received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the State University of New York at Albany. She has over 35 years of experience serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their supporters, including roles as direct support professional, early intervention teacher, IDD case manager, and executive director for an ICF/IID facility. She has developed and provided training on a variety of topics related to intellectual and developmental disability services. Disclosure: Diane VanHusen, QIDP has no Relevant Financial or Non-Financial Relationship with ineligible companies to disclose.
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