Sensible strategies for supporting people: Person-Centered Thinking Initiatives

Part 1: Person-Centered Thinking

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Person-Centered Thinking training is two days of interactive training for acquiring and practicing effective person-centered thinking skills, centered on how to discover and balance what is important to and what is important for a person. These approaches respectfully address issues of health and safety, from a variety of perspectives, while empowering the people served to maintain control and a sense of being listened to. Participants learn to write a Person-Centered Description.

This training is designed for staff at all levels in an organization as well as individuals who receive support and families. It is especially relevant for full-time staff who continually interact with the people served and for supervisory staff.

Social Work and Nursing CEUs are offered.

Part 2: Picture of a Life, Person Centered Plan Facilitation Training

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Person-Centered Planning is two days of learning and applying person-centered thinking and planning tools that are focused on helping people envision the life they want in their community. Multiple methods are applied to capture what a person really wants and out of this, a “picture of a life” is created, which contains all the elements of that person’s desired future. This method can help teams increase creativity and facilitate more satisfying and effective planning meetings.

This training is designed for participation by key staff, especially managers and those who write or supervise the writing of support plans. This training is ideal for those involved in supporting folks through transitions.

Social Work and Nursing CEUs are offered.

If you have questions or need more information, please contact us at:
Email: personcentered@umn.edu