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Balance of Wants and Health and Safety
May 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Register online at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/COWRegistration
Part 1 of a 3 part series on Person Centered Practices:
This course explores the basic concept from The Learning Community for Person Centered Practices, the balance between Important To (Wants) and Important For (Health and Safety). This person centered concept can be used with people you support, children, families, colleagues, and teams. Understanding the concept can help problem solve challenges or identify actions steps toward a fuller life. It will also explore what is needed for others to want to engage in change. This course will provide an overview of the concept and several different situations to work through the concept.
Part 2: Planning Across the Lifespan
Part 3: How to Keep Moving Forward
Classes will be taught by Andrea Gehling
Andrea Gehling has over 10 years of experience working with children and adults with disabilities. Since 2012, she has been working as a Support Broker at Avenues to Community. This role has evolved from case management to assisting with filling gaps within services. This has allowed her to start working with families about establishing what a good life might be. Andrea has been mentored by nationally known Person Centered thinkers. Andrea is a Certified Person Centered Thinking trainer through the Learning Community of Person Centered Practices and an Affiliated Regional Trainer with the National Task Group on Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia Practices. Andrea is also a certified PATH facilitator. She uses skills from these trainings on daily basis in her work as a Support Broker and Plan Facilitator.