The Kansas Respite Coalition worked to build a career pathway for direct care workers through the Community College System using Lifespan Respite Care Grant funds. While progress was made in developing critical partnerships and piloting the initial phases, it was never fully implemented.  However, the coalition has shared documents and lessons learned.  The Kansas Direct Care Training and Credentialing Project summarizes what was accomplished, the challenges faced, and the actions taken in response to the challenges.

Other useful documents:

Kansas Direct Care Service Career Pathways Initiative

Direct Support Educational Pipeline

Also attached are course outlines:

 DS 100 Course Outline – Introduction to Direct Support

DS 150 Course Outline – Direct Support Concepts

DS 201 Course Outline- Frontline Supervision of Direct Support Professionals

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