2010 Student Research Conference:
23rd Annual Student Research Conference

Support Broker Training
Megan E. Temme*, Jenna N. Osseck, Teresa L. Nydegger, and Ashley B. Hartman
Dr. Carol Cox, Faculty Mentor

In order to alleviate the burden of coordinating at-home care, the Support Broker program was implemented by Missouri Department of Mental Health. After attending an extensive training, support brokers are able to serve the person with special needs. Acting as a resource is a CHES competency which is the foundation of the Support Broker Program. The Support Broker coordinates the complexities of hiring employees for the client. Additionally, Support Brokers have the opportunity to work with an underserved population. The Support Broker empowers the client to take control of the employment of their personal assistants and their daily activities. The client receives better care with the collaboration of a Support Broker. Through the aid of a Support Broker, clients are able to live a more independent life.

Keywords: Support Broker, People with special needs

Topic(s):Health Science

Presentation Type: Poster

Session: 5-1
Location: SUB-GEO
Time: 4:15

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