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Alison Short and Helen Sanderson put together this list of competencies with a description and the knowledge needed to master the competency. .pdf 356kb 2014
When We Don’t
Facing the conflicts that happen when people are planning and working together for a better life. This pack aims to provide a few tools to help people understand their conflicts, build their resilience, and ensure that conflict is handled in a respectful way for all parties. By Max Neill, Safiyyah Patel, and Catherine Dobson. .pdf 786kb 2012
The Importance of Environment This article by Michael Smull and Mary Lou Bourne provides a consistent framework for evaluating a person's environment.  It is a helpful continuum for thinking about what needs to be present or absent. .pdf Web 2012
What is Person Centered Thinking and Planning?

Helen Sanderson and Michael Smull introduce person centred thinking, and suggest a way of thinking about progress in developing person centred thinking and planning within your organisation.

.pdf 170kb 01/15/05
The Best of Both Voices: Person Centred Thinking and Advocacy:

In this book Julie Lunt and Jonathon Bassett have used examples from their own lives to demonstrate the eight person centred tools, in four areas, in a clear and easy to use format. It will enable advocates to:

• Find out about their partner.
• Tell others about their partner.
• Make sure that things happen for their partner.

Advocates will find it useful to use them in their own lives to
understand how they work with their advocacy partners.

.pdf 695kb 2006
Planning and the Golden Rule

by Arthur Bolton


While this article was written about
neighborhoods, substituting person centered planning or community works as well.

A mother concludes teaching her six year old about the golden rule by saying, “So you see dear, we are here to help others.”After thinking about this for a moment the child asks, “And what are the others here for?”

.pdf 87kb Timeless

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