Charting the LifeCourse2019-06-24T19:08:50-08:00

Charting the Life Course

The Charting the LifeCourse Framework was created by families to help individuals and families of all abilities and all ages develop a vision for a good life, think about what they need to know and do, identify how to find or develop supports, and discover what it takes to live the life they want to live.

The Charting the LifeCourse Framework was created by families to help individuals and families of all abilities and all ages develop a vision for a good life, think about what they need to know and do, identify how to find or develop supports, and discover what it takes to live the life they want to live.

It supports the core belief that all people and their families have the right to live, love, work and play and pursue their life aspirations in their communities; and it can be applied to any situation, in any setting and used by all people. It is intended to be a starting point no matter where a person is in their life journey.

How you can use this to support people to thrive

The Charting the LifeCourse Framework:

  • serves as a guide for starting conversations about what individuals need in order to be successful and self-determined throughout their lives and to help them think about how their choices, decisions, and experiences now can help them in the future
  • helps people and their families have hope and see possibility
  • consists of various principles that support planning in a way that changes the conversation
  • supports preventative and long-term planning
  • can include family in the process, with ‘family’ being defined by the person
  • helps professionals build upon their own understanding of the needs of individuals and families
  • serves as a tool to engage with families individually or in group settings
  • helps people voice the things they want as well as the things they don’t want in their lives

How we would deliver the Charting the LifeCourse framework

Charting the LifeCourse generally happens as a 2.5 – 3 hour session. The overview can be presented in combination with person-centered thinking as part of session that gives learners an understanding of how the Charting the LifeCourse framework and person-centered thinking supports person-centered planning, which can take a full day. To learn more, contact Mary Beth.

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