Course Code: REL-IDD-0-RMDSP
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 3/31/2026
Describe risk and the importance of risk in IDD services.
Explain the risk management process.
Identify strategies to manage risk in IDD services.
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: What is Risk Management?
Emily Has a Headache
What is Risk?
What are Risk Factors?
What Kinds of Risks do DSPs Face?
Why Manage Risk?
What is Risk Management?
What Would You Do?
Is Risk Always Bad?
Whose Risk is It?
Laws and Regulations
Section 3: Planning for Risks
Lisa Gets Lost
Risk Management Plans
A DSP’s Role
Five Steps of Risk Management
Step 1: Identify
Tools to Identify Risks
Lisa’s Concert: Identify
Step 2: Assess
Lisa’s Concert: Assess
Step 3: Plan
What’s in a Plan
Lisa’s Concert: Plan
Step 4: Act
Lisa’s Concert: Act
Step 5: Monitor
Lisa’s Concert: Monitor
Routine Risk Management
Section 4: Conclusion
Katy Kunst, MBA, QIDP
Katy Kunst received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and her Master of Business Administration from Elon University. She has 14 years of experience serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their supporters, including roles as direct support professional, program director, and training facilitator. She has created and facilitated training on topics including non-violent crisis interventions, person-centered planning, cultural competence, quality service delivery, regulatory compliance, and a variety of topics related to IDD services.
Disclosure: Katy Kunst, MBA, QIDP has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
The target audience for this course is: Direct Support Professionals; in the following settings: Intellectual Developmental Disabilities.
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