Building and Maintaining Friendships and Relationships

Rating: 5.0 out of 5 (2 Reviews)
This course was developed according to NADSP competencies. 1 CEU
In this course the Direct Support Professional (DSP) will learn how to assist the person they support in thriving in the role of “friend”. Whether it’s a platonic or intimate relationship, the person supported along with their DSP, will learn and practice skills that teach planning, dating and even interaction with financial institutions. The DSP will provide tips for the person on how to better connect with their community like using public transportation and promote more neighbor engagement. After taking this course the DSP will be competent in teaching the skills necessary for the person they support to have the skills to be successful in the valued role of ‘friend.’

What You Will Learn

Lesson 1
Lesson 2
Planning Assistance
4m 58s
Lesson 3
Transportation Arrangements
4m 1s
Lesson 4
Activity and Event Documentation
2m 29s
Lesson 5
Assisting with Peer Interaction
13m 29s
Lesson 6
Communication Assistance
6m 22s
Lesson 7
Finding Motivation
3m 53s
Lesson 8
Getting to Know to the Neighbors
8m 42s
Lesson 9
12m 5s
Lesson 10
Communicating with Social Workers and Financial Workers
3m 20s


Chris Garcia
Senior Instructor at Practical Training Solutions and AZ DDD Lead Instructor - Chandler Arizona


Rating: 5.0 out of 5 (2 Reviews)
Deyanira B
Rating: 5 out of 5
Building/maintaining friendships
Nov 28, 2023
Totally rngo
lily V
Rating: 5 out of 5
Sep 3, 2022
Excellent,I learned a lots