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MH01 Mental Health - Introduction to Human Services and Professionalism
The purpose of this module is to provide an introduction to human services and mental health, and additional material on professionalism and professional boundaries. The module concludes with a discussion of cultural responsiveness and diversity. 
Course Objective
• Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the field of human services, the mission and practices of your specific organization, and the standards for professionalism in the workplace. 
• Define the role of the Direct Support Professional including professional boundaries and an appreciation for difference/diversity. 
• Recognize different types of mental health illnesses within the field of human services. 
• Recognize different types of psychiatric rehabilitation and recovery-oriented services and models. 
• Identify the core skills that assist the person served with their recovery.
Intended Audience
Direct support professionals, case managers, nursing assistants, health aides 
Author Bio
The Massachusetts Council of Human Service Providers, Inc. also known as Providers’ Council is a statewide association of health and human service agencies. Founded in 1975, the Providers' Council is the state's largest human service trade association and is widely recognized as the official voice of the private human service provider industry. Providers’ Council founded and deployed the first online curriculum and credential programs for direct support professionals and continues to enhance this curriculum with current data and workforce practices.
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