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Be Disaster Aware, Take Action to Prepare

National Preparedness Month: Be Disaster Aware, Take Action to Prepare

In this age of technology, we are able to predict life threatening situations and share information in order to take action and protect ourselves from harm’s way. September serves as National Preparedness Month, which is a reminder that we need to continue to reinforce the four building blocks of emergency preparedness: Stay Informed, Make a Plan, Build a Kit and Get Involved. Each week in the month of September, we recognize each building block and the importance each has in regards to emergency situations. This year’s theme “Be Disaster Aware, Take Action to Prepare” exemplifies the importance ...Learn More



Celebrating Direct Support Professional (DSP) Recognition Week (September 7-13, 2014)

Celebrating Direct Support Personnel (DSP) in the I/DD community

Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) provide a service that deserves the utmost respect and honor. It is not an easy job, but it is one to be proud of each and every day. Direct Support Professionals have the opportunity to assist individuals in a way many cannot.

Each year we set aside time to recognize and praise Direct Support Professionals and celebrate their passion, experiences, exemplary leadership and commitment to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. “Now more than ever, they will be front and center in building social capital, ...Learn More



New program for inidividuals with I/DD and mental health challenges

Do you know an individual who has dual diagnosis who is struggling in his/her current home, who has been hospitalized or used crisis services several times over the last year? Community Behavioral Health (CBH), Philadelphia’s Behavioral Health Managed Care Organization, has just recently opened a new program known as the Behavioral Health/Intellectual Disabilities Community Treatment Team (BHID CTT). This team is designed to support people who have dual diagnosis and to help them remain in their Current living arrangement. ...Learn More



We offer face-to-face Dual Diagnosis Curriculum trainings. Click the image to download our Training Request Form.

PCHC staff is now available to offer FACE TO FACE trainings on the topics listed below that are part of the Official Pennsylvania Dual Diagnosis Curriculum:

Additional topics will become available during this calendar year. The topics are designed to develop DSP competency in dual diagnosis support and are complimentary to the National Association for Dual Diagnosis DSP Certification.

If you would like to schedule a training for your agency, just submit a Training Request Form or call the Education Department at 215.546.0300 ex. 3681 for more details.

Learn more about the PA Dual Diagnosis Direct Support Curriculum.


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