Person-Centered Planning

Person-centered planning (PCP) is a term describing a collection of similar approaches used to assist individuals in planning their futures. The goal of these approaches is to aid individuals in developing meaningful life goals based on their strengths and talents, utilizing individual, natural, and creative supports and services.

Person-centered planning is also a process for planning how to assist that person in moving toward that life. It is rooted in values, goals, and outcomes important to the person, but takes into account other critical factors that have an impact on his or her life; for example, family and agency views, funding, any disability, and community supports.

Person-centered planning approaches also share a commitment to some core-value outcomes for the focus person. These include making ...

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