Publication Date

January 1997


The use of person-centered planning continues to flourish in the human service industry, with numerous authors providing models for implementation. This article steps back to review core values that form the basis for successful person-centered planning and moves ahead to address key system and skill problems and suggest solutions. The conclusion reached is that consistent attention must be devoted to these values throughout the process, that shifts in power relationships must occur, and that more emphasis needs to be paid to specific individual characteristics of the focus person.