Boundaries in Working Relationships

The dual expectations of developing a close working relationship with a consumer and maintaining a professional distance with a consumer often produces boundary issues that can lead to long-term, detrimental effects. This class helps staff to understand and identify boundary issues that can occur in working with individuals who have developmental disabilities and their families. Participants will also learn how to maintain these boundaries while having a respectful working relationship.


  • Develop more professional relationships with consumers,
  • Fewer Maltreatment of Minor and Vulnerable Adult reports,
  • Become better educated about the issues surrounding professional and ethical boundaries.
About the Instructor:

Jason Hoffrogge, is the training director for Orion Associates, a human resources agency for companies working with people who have disabilities. Jason has 25 years of experience in working with people who have disabilities in residential, vocational, and crisis settings. Jason has also been a part-time firefighter and first responder for the past nine years.

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