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Conversations on Citizenship


Person-Centered Work

Edited by John O’Brien & Carol Blessing

ISBN 978-1-895418-87-3

This book is also available as part of the

>Person-Centered Planning Pack


…approaches to person-centered work:

Personal Futures Planning · MAPS · PATH · Person-Centered Thinking Tools Essential Lifestyle Planning · Cultivating True Livelihood · Framework for Support

…approaches to organizational & community development:
Appreciative Inquiry · Asset Based Community Development: ABCD

in conversation with Carol Blessing about citizenship, community, disability, employment & social change.

What does it take to make connections between people with disabilities and community associations?
What drew you to your work?
What keeps people with disabilities from full citizenship?
What are the principles of effective supported employment?
What do we have to give up in order to move to person-centered work?
How do you judge the effectiveness of person-centered work?
How does ABCD compliment person-centered practices?
What are the risks of person-centered planning?
Are there times when person-centered planning does not work?
How do person-centered thinking skills contribute to change in organizations and systems?
How do you respond to people who say that implementing person-centered work is too costly?
What is citizenship?
What is leadership?
What inspires you?
What is community?
What does it take to sustain us in this work?
Why is courage important in person-centered work?
What are the core principles of Appreciative Inquiry?
What strategies implement Appreciative Leadership

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