Being Person Driven: An Overview

Being Person Driven integrates Positive Approaches, System Thinking, Nonviolent Communication and what we know from the years of outcome research by the Heart and Soul of Change Project. Being Person Driven is designed to help service providers create conditions where individuals with Mental Health/Intellectual Disabilities, as well as complex clinical conditions can effectively get their needs met without having to use problematic strategies. This 90 minute overview training will help to introduce participants to this simple and powerful way to connect with others and reduce the likelihood that those we serve will engage in problematic strategies to meet their needs.


Through lecture and discussion participants will:

  • Develop a basic understanding of being Person Driven
  • Practice listening, partnering and learning from the people who choose our services
  • Create a concrete way to manage the power and influence we have in any helping relationship
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