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SU06 Substance Use and Addictive Disorders - Supporting Skills Development
The purpose of this module is to demonstrate the importance of skill development and demonstrate your role in teaching individuals new skills that will help them realize their full potential and lead to a more independent life that can be challenging and satisfying. The module describes strategies and tools that you can use to assist you in this important task. 
Course Objective
• Describe and demonstrate a variety of teaching methods with clients.
• Describe and demonstrate positive feedback and reinforcement procedures.
• Describe planning and demonstrate how to follow a plan for successful teaching.
• Describe and demonstrate how to assess what motivates behavior and use positive behavioral support
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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