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3-12: Promoting Wellness

Promoting good physical and mental health, identifying various kinds of illness and their complications, and responding to problem situations and emergencies are essential responsibilities for a community disability services worker. You can make your role easier when you develop strong observation and documentation skills and learn about each individual you support, including their medical history. Encouraging a healthy lifestyle, promoting a positive self-image, and creating a supportive environment all contribute to the physical and emotional wellness of the individuals you support.


Learning Outcomes

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  1. Discuss how to help individuals make healthy choices about exercise, sleep, hydration, mouth care, stress, and addictive substances.
  2. Observe and report changes in an individual’s physical and mental health, and respond appropriately in emergency situations.
  3. Describe strategies that community support workers can use to enhance an individual’s self-esteem and emotional well-being.
  4. Recognize symptoms of mental illness.
  5. Describe how to provide appropriate care for people with epilepsy or other seizure disorders.
  6. Explain what is meant by sensory integration and describe the signs of sensory integration dysfunction.
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