22 Lets look at a sample plan. Direct the participants to where a sample plan is located in their training packet. This will give them an idea as to what a plan looks like.Don’t spend much time going over it as they will be developing a first plan today.
25 Use the next ten slides to describe for people how information is moved from the information gathering format to the actual plan. Tell them that they will use these slides to inform themselves and their group of how and where to move information. Review each of the slides BRIEFLY, just so they get the idea, and are familiar with how to use these handout pages.For each of the following slides the information gathered through these questions on the left is used to complete/record information on the sections of the plan shown on the right. Remember, we use the GUESS, ASK, WRITE approach. If you don’t know for sure ASK the contents experts --- the person, their family and team members.Participants may refer to the “A Checklist for Developing a Plan” handout if they have any questions.MIKE --- Logistics instructions will need to include the numbers of these slides as full page handouts, so that the audience can read the full thing
26 Introduction – Great Things about the Person should list what the person thinks is great about them and what other people like and admire about him/her.It should list things that we might like or admire about anyone of roughly the same age.It should not include things that we only say about people who need support or is “faint praise.”It should use the same type of language we use to introduce new friends and neighbors.Where there are more than 6 or so items listed, related items should be grouped to make it more likely that they all will be read.
27 What is Important to the Person – This section describes what the person perceives as being important to him or her. This section represents the person’s perspective.It must not include items that others think should be important to the person (these are things that are important for the person and may be sued in the “support” section).It should only include those things that the person “tells” us are important (with words or behavior).These should include what the person views as important in: relationships, things to do, places to be, rituals and routines, rhythm or pace of life, items to have available, other things which are likely to contribute to the presence of more good days than bad days.Keep an eye out to make sure that this is what is important to does not include things that are important for the person and not important to them. Make sure that it includes what should be absent as well as what should be present in the person’s life.
28 Keep an eye out to make sure that this is what is important to does not include things that are important for the person and not important to them. Make sure that it includes what should be absent as well as what should be present in the person’s life.
29 What Others Need to Know or Do to Support – This section of the plan clearly describes what people who provide support are expected to do so that the person is likely to have more good days. This section describes what others need to know and do to:So the person has what is important to and important for him/herTo ensure that what is important for the person is being looked at in the context of what is important to the person, there is balance between important to and important for.In addition:This section needs to be written with sufficient detail so that those responsible for providing the support will get it right.Where there are four or more items that are similar, use one statement to introduce a ‘theme’ followed by bullets and detains. Use blank lines to separate distinct thoughts.With What is Important to the Person - Keep an eye out to make sure that this is what is important to does not include things that are important for the person and not important to them. Make sure that it includes what should be absent as well as what should be present in the person’s life.
30 With What is Important to the Person - Keep an eye out to make sure that this is what is important to does not include things that are important for the person and not important to them. Make sure that it includes what should be absent as well as what should be present in the person’s life.
31 As people fill this out remind them - This is where you get to record not only what people need to know to do for the person to get what is important to them but also the things you feel are important for the person. Sometimes what others need to Know is not enough. Make sure you ask “what do people need to do” to make sure this happens?For example, it isn’t enough to know that Karrie gets upset if small children are around her. What should they do to make sure she isn’t in this situation, or what to do if she is around children.Be sure to include what needs to be absent from the person’s life.
33 What Other People Need to Know or Do to keep the Person Healthy and Safe – This section should include:Information about the health professionals involved in the person’s lifeInformation about medication and side effects that the person has experienced or could experience.This is a tricky section when doing training. You must model respect but you also want people to see that issues of health and safety are dealt with in the planning process. Where the focus person has issues that can be dealt with in a respectful way, do so here. Where some or all of the issues cannot be dealt with respectfully in this setting tell people that. Always show them examples from other plans that illustrate how these issues are dealt with.Staying healthy and safe questions should be added to one of the conversation packets. We need to ask Bill Allen to do this.
34 Ditto these questoins being added to the conversation packet --- probably best belong in the Conversations with Family and Supporters pack.
35 Things to Figure Out – This section is a running list of questions that need to be answered or issues to be resolved. It is intended to help:Keep track of issues people shouldn’t forgetWrite down questions that must be answered, but shouldn’t stand in the way of getting the “first plan” writtenThink about what could help in complex or complicated issues.MIKE ---- we do not have one of these filemaker type slides for the Characteristics of People who support me best page. It might be a good idea to create one.
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