Foundations of Direct Support Practitioners (Train the Trainer)

Hybrid (Zoom and In-Person)

As your leading-edge organization well knows, KII has been working to develop a set of 14 modules in three phases meant to provide a high-quality direct support preparation program. It is intended for promising supervisors as well as direct workers in special schools, vocational programs, recreational programs, day centers, and residential programs. This train-the-trainer course will happen over two face-to-face sessions and is offered only to specific organizations at this time.

Distance Introduction to SRV


The Introduction to Social Role Valorization is an intensive workshop which presents the idea of assisting people with disabilities and other devalued conditions to have positive social roles as a productive and helpful response to wounding life experiences. Social Role Valorization is a comprehensive theory which provides insights as to why certain groups of people become devalued in society, what life experiences are likely to befall people once they have become devalued in the eyes of others, why valued social roles are a powerful response in combatting the negative life experiences, and ten essential themes which can guide implementers in pursuing valued social roles by, with, and for those practitioners desire to serve.

Perfect Pairing

Grandview Vineyard 1489 Grandview Road, Mount Joy, PA

Join us for a summer soirée at Grandview Vineyard! The evening includes wine and Funk Brewing beer tastings, hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction, and more! Dogs in training from Susquehanna Service Dogs will be there.

The Power of Roles


This workshop gives participants a practical introduction to the principles of Social Role Valorization. Through a combination of multimedia presentation and small group discussion, participants will learn about the phenomenon of social devaluation. This event includes discussion of how people with disabilities and other devalued groups have been systematically hurt and harmed by society, and what the impact of that devaluation has been. Participants will also learn about ways to help people have better lives by supporting them to achieve positive valued social roles. We will discuss practical strategies to make this a reality for the people you support.

June Summit

Manor at Mountain View 2201 Fishing Creek Valley Road, Harrisburg, PA

Keystone Human Services is partnering with Inclusion International to launch an innovative project to empower Direct Support Professionals to fully step into their role as advocates for inclusion. Join us on June 22 as we launch the year-long project to incorporate the Listen Include Respect global guidelines into our work, following the official launch of the guidelines at the 15th session of the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.