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ABCs for Direct Care Workers: Acquiring Basic Core Competencies

Brief
January 1, 2013

This baseline core competency training prepares direct care workers to work in multiple areas of long-term care. Based on an adult learner-centered approach to education, this curriculum was developed by a variety of stakeholders in Massachusetts.

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Key Takeaways

The ABCs for Direct Care Worker curriculum was developed for adult learners.
The training offers a pathway for participants to pursue a career in the allied health professions.
The specific content of the “core” competencies was determined through a collaborative, year-long process.
 
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