Promoting Individual Choices through Person-Centered Planning

  • Course Overview

    Exercising self-determination and informed choice are critical determinants of subjective well-being and overall mental and physical health. Supporting individuals to be active participants in their personal planning and service direction can improve quality outcomes and ease transitions into increased care needs. When equipped with a foundational understanding of self-determination and person-centered planning, supporters and caregivers can effectively work alongside individuals to build plans which increase quality of care and enhance outcomes.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Participants will gain an understanding of self-determination and how it supports healthcare needs.
    • Participants will learn foundational tenets of person-centered planning and how this type of thinking informs service goals.
    • Participants will have opportunities to discuss barriers to service goals and how to support individuals in order to navigate barriers which arise for members of the care planning team.

  • Presenter: Lydia Dawson

    Lydia Dawson is the Executive Director of the Idaho Association of Community Providers. This agency supports those who serve individuals with behavioral health and developmental disabilities. Dawson recently relocated from Maine, where she served as the Executive Director of the Maine Association for Community Service Providers, and as a former staff attorney at Maine’s Protection and Advocacy Agency.

    Dawson obtained her Juris Doctorate from Roger Williams University School of Law, and a Bachelors in Psychology from the University of Maine. Dawson has been engaged as a national speaker and trainer on topics related to guardianship and supported decision-making, disability rights, and Medicaid due process.

  • Fees

    • $49 per person
    • 1.5 CEUs available

    Registrants should retain copies of their CEU certificate and any course handouts, in the event they are audited by their licensing agency.

    Education offered by IHCA may be applicable to a variety of license types (i.e. Social Worker, Certified Dietary Manager, etc.), as long as the learning objectives and educational levels of the presenter(s) meet the licensure requirements. It is up to each attendee to determine the appropriateness of a session and whether it will meet the requirements of their license type.

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