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MH04 Mental Health - Assessment
Assessments provide us with information that will help us determine the supports and services necessary to help individuals in their rehabilitation and recovery. This module introduces you to the different types of assessments that are done, and how they relate to the process of recovery.  
Course Objective
• Define assessment as a tool that allows the DSP to respond to the needs, desires, and interests of all clients (and their families). 
• Describe the purpose of assessments. 
• List the different types of assessments and the information gathered in each. 
• Describe how to record examples of behavior in an objective manner. 
• Understand mental health diagnoses, labeling, and stigma related to assessment. 
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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