Staff Training and Philosophy



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With four decades of experience training direct support professionals, CAU’s staff training has evolved to provide only the best for individuals with disabilities and at-risk youth. Our trainers boast DDD- and DCF-recognized academic and professional credentials that guarantee expertise across a comprehensive catalogue of skills.

With more than 75 pre-service and enhancement training programs available, staff are well versed in the services required to support individuals with unique medical, physical, psychological and emotional needs.

Initial training required by all DSPs before they work alone with individuals with disabilities or at-risk youth, include:

Required Training

  • First Aid & CPR
  • Overview of Developmental Disabilities and Overview for Youth at Risk
  • Preventing Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation
  • Medication Administration

Supplemental Medical Training

  • Insulin Education & Administration
  • Diabetes Education
  • Various Respiratory Care and devices (CPAP, BiPAP, Ventilator, Oxygen tank and concentrator, etc.)
  • Transfer Techniques (Electric and Manual Hoyer, Transfer Board/Belt, Wheelchair, Shower Chairs usage, hospital beds, etc.)
  • Specialized Diets (Food textures: pureed, ground, chopped. Fluids Consistencies: nectar/honey/pudding thick)

Supplemental Mental & Behavioral Health Training

  • Overview of Mental Health
  • Overview of Positive Behavior Supports
  • Overview of Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Basic Counseling Skills
  • Trauma-Informed Care
  • Defensive Techniques

Our Registered Nurses, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, and Board Certified Behavior Analysts will create a staff trainings as needed to support the specialized needs of any member.

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