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SU05 Substance Use and Addictive Disorders - Community Supports and Service Networking
The purpose of this module is to help to familiarize you with the community supports and resources that are available to clients, and to understand more of the successes and challenges clients face in the community
Course Objective
• Describe formal and informal resources available in the community and will be skilled in 
• Support community participation and integration.
• Research, develop and maintain information on community and other resources that meet individual community support needs, including leisure and recreation.
• Support individuals in establishing and maintaining relationships with family and friends per the individual’s choice.
• Support individuals in developing new relationships in the community that promote “natural” supports and that assist becoming integrated in the recovery and self-help communities.
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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