by Michael Smull
The Learning Community for Person Centered Practices
In working with a wide variety of organizations, it has become clear that the real implementation of person centered practices requires that the people being supported are respected, that there is trust between them and those who do the support, and that there is partnership. Further, respect, trust, and partnership must be present for those who provide the support as well as for those who receive the support. As efforts in having self-determination move from being the exception to being the norm it is even more critical that efforts be made to help organizations build respect, trust, and partnership as core values. The following set of activities is designed to help facilitate the implementation of those values.