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Person Centered Definition

At PCL, our goal is to be a great provider of person-centered services, great place to work, great partner to our families, communities, and stakeholders, and a great steward of our resources.  Each year our Board identifies goals, or Key Result Areas for us to achieve.  These key result areas and indicators of success drive improvement agency-wide to help us in being a healthy and smart organization.  
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For the Key Result Area - Great Provider of Person Centered Services, we have been working on the following indicator of success, “The spirit of person centered services is universally acknowledged and understood throughout all service elements of PCL.”  One way to achieve this indicator is by having a value statement and common definition of person centered services, terms, values, and expectations that are embedded into our culture through updated processes and trainings.

We are excited to share our proposed definition of Person Centered:

PCL defines person centered as, “People are at the heart of decision making to direct and control their own lives.”  This means we must:  

  • Listen to understand, and/or accept; learn about the perspective of others
  • Respect people's efforts, abilities, opinions, choices, preferences, and quirks
  • Be sincere ~ wholeheartedly genuine and honest
  • Learn through life's great, fun, tough, and/or challenging experiences
  • Use words that recognize the person first, are respectful, easily understandable, and adapts to change
  • Balance self-determination while promoting physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being (Important To/Important For)

For Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month in March, the Oregon Council on Developmental Disabilities launched their "I Am Limitless" campaign to raise awareness of people with developmental disabilities as valued and capable members of our communities. Several people we support at PCL participated by creating their own "I am" signs and uploading them to Facebook with the #Iam tag. 

Stay tuned for next week's Monday Message with an update from the Board Retreat
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