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The Person Centered Plan

During PCP meetings, a person will be asked about their life plans and goals and will be helped to develop outcomes they want to achieve.

The process used to design a person’s individual plan of mental health supports, service or treatment is called “Person-Centered Planning (PCP).” The PCP is considered a road map to help a person achieve their goals and can be amended or changed at any time. The process begins when an individual determines who they would like at their PCP meetings, such as family members or friends and what staff they would like to attend.

Person Center Planning

During PCP meetings, a person will be asked about their life plans and goals and will be helped to develop outcomes they want to achieve. The people attending this meeting will help the person decide what supports, services or treatment they need, who they would like to provide these services, how often they will need the services and where it will be provided. They have the right, under federal and state laws, to a choice of Providers.

After a person begins receiving services, they will be asked from time to time how the supports, services and/or treatments are being received and whether changes need to be made. They have the right to ask at any time for a new PCP meeting if they want to talk about changing their plan of service.

The PCP empowers the individual to make their own decisions with the assistance of their support circle. The focus is building on an individual’s dreams, gifts, talents and resources. The PCP process focuses on Real Life Quality Standards which are universal desires that all people want such as: feeling safe, secure and loved by family, friends, having meaningful employment, financial security and good health, just to name a few.

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