NCAPPS has asked its subject matter experts to reflect on the importance of person-centered practices in times of crisis. Check out the videos below to hear members of our Person-Centered Advisory and Leadership Group and other NCAPPS experts on:
Person-Centeredness is About Empathy
Bevin Croft, co-director of NCAPPS, interviews Valerie Bradley, co-founder and president emerita of Human Services Research Institute, to learn more about what coronavirus might mean for person-centered supports now and into the future.
“person-centered practices aren't "one-and-done"; people needs are going to change. We don't know how long this isolation is going to continue, but I'm convinced that people needs are going to change as well as time goes on. So, person-centered planning, thinking, practice is even more crucial …”
COVID-19 and Behaviorial Health
Janis Tondora from the Yale University School of Medicine talks about what Behavioral Health professionals are seeing and thinking about right now. While she acknowledges the difficulties of the time, she sees an opportunity for people struggling with behavioral health issues to discover their internal resources and strategies.
A Provider's Perspective
Having practiced person-centered approach for decades has better equipped Minds Matter to navigate the challenges presented by the pandemic. Watch the video to learn from its founder Janet Williams’ experience.
Why We Need Self-Direction
Kevin Mahoney, a professor emeritus at the Boston College School of Social Work, explains benefits of self-direction.
Caregivers and the Collective
NCAPPS PAL group member Lydia X. Z. Brown shares the importance of collective responsibility and why it is critical to meet individual needs.
We are the Collective
Shain Neumeier, attorney and disability rights advocate, reframes the idea of the collective and reminds us that every individual is valuable and worthy of care.
The Pandemic is an Opportunity to Improve Person-Centered Supports
Alixe Bonardi, co-director of NCAPPS, speaks with Nicole Leblanc, the coordinator for NCAPPS Person-Centered Advisory and Leadership group, to learn more about what she thinks this pandemic means for people with disabilities and person-centered practices.
Stay Connected and Stay Healthy
NCAPPS PAL group member Martha Barbone offers us some practical tips and encouragements on how we can exercise person-centeredness when we share information and support one another. Most importantly, she encourages us to listen, so we can stay well and stay connected.