Here's an essential training that I hope you'll consider attending or recommending to staff and colleagues. It's a two-day, interactive workshop to learn and practice 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.
Implementation of person centered plans and practices are more likely when staff have participated in this training.
Developed with people with developmental disabilities, this training is being used in the areas of mental health services, aging and independent living, chronic illness, end-of-life care, wellness, education, life transitions, and more.
What is Person Centered Thinking?
Person centered thinking begins with truly listening to people and acting on what we hear. This leads to people:
- Having positive control over their lives
- Being valued for their contributions to their communities
- Having a web of friendships and relationships in their communities for support
At the core of person centered thinking is balancing what is important to people; their hopes and dreams, what matters to them, and what brings them comfort and fulfillment while respectfully addressing significant issues of health and safety.
Who Needs This Training?
This training is recommended for direct support professionals, case managers, social workers, nurses, therapists, educators, health and human service directors and managers, long term care administrators, front line supervisors, direct support staff, and more.
Why Do I Need This Training?
Person centered thinking training equips participants with a set of skills that lead to better plan development and implementation.
This training can help you meet the person centered thinking and planning requirements found in current Medicaid waiver regulations and the CMS HCBS Final Rule. Person centered thinking is a key component of the national No Wrong Door (NWD) system and is being utilized in education, health care, employment services, and aging services with positive outcomes.
After attending this training, the participant will have experience with and understand the core skills:
- What is important TO and what is important FOR a person
- The role of rituals & routines
- The power of being listened to
- The impact of having control
- How to respectfully address issues of health/ safety and support choice
- How to weight variables when matching people who receive supports and provide support
- How to create goals that help people get what is important to them, while addressing what is important for them
Workshop Agenda (both days)
9:30am Program Starts
11:30am Attendees on Own for Lunch
Cost: $119 per person for both days
: You must cancel 3 business days (before 5:00 p.m.) prior to the training event in order to receive refund on your registration. A $15 administrative processing fee will be charged for all cancellations. No refunds for cancellations made after the cancellation deadline or for no-shows. Substitutions will be taken until the conference begins at no additional charge. Please notify Firstperson Services of any name changes via email.
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