From Person-Centered Care to Self-directed Support
Training-action program for social workers from municipalities and NGOs.
Next edition: Àrees Bàsiques de les comarques de Girona. Start date: September 23th. Registration open.
“All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights” (Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 1, 1948)
In the last years the person-centered approach has been consolidated and social workers use it for their interventions. Today we know that it is not so much about putting the person in the center and social workers making decisions on behalf of that person, based on his/her will and rights, but about offering the support the person needs to be able to make his/her own decisions.
The European Model of Self-directed Support seeks to guarantee and preserve this approach: to support and escort the people who approach the Social Services in taking decisions so, at every moment, they have the possibility of choosing and controlling how the action or support plan is organized to achieve the results agreed with the professionals, based on the person will and rights.
To introduce the approach of Self-directed Support in the care of users of Social Services of public institutions and the third sector, considering the different situations and variants of profiles that social workers must attend.
Social workers of municipalities or third sector organisations.
Format and duration
Online, through the Zoom platform. Editions in spanish and in catalan. The course consists of 21 hours divided into 7 theorical workshops and 6 practical sessions.
- Theoretical framework of Person-Centered Care (PCC) and Self-directed Support
- PCC and Self-directed Support in the intervention with people with disabilities
- PCC and Self-directed Support in the intervention with people with mental health problems and / or addictions
- PCC and Self-directed Support in the intervention with the elderly
- PCC and Self-directed Support in the intervention with homeless people
- PCC and Self-directed Support in intervention with children and families at risk
- PCC and Self-directed Support in the intervention with women victims of sexist violence
- Transform intervention to basic Social Services. Summary and conclusions
Price and registration
For social workers from municipalities, registration is free through the catalogs of the Catalan Association of Municipalities and the Barcelona Provincial Council. You can ask us at what the next planned editions are.
The dates of the new editions will be announced soon: €285 per professional (40% discount for iSocial member organisations). Check the PDF in the More information button.
For editions commissioned, the contracting price of the full course is €3,970 and allows the participation of teams of up to 25 professionals.
This training program can be complemented after with an advisor service for the practical implementation of this methodology.
Team of 8 experts linked to different universities, municipalities and social NGO, and with a long history of work in the Social Services sector. Consult the names and CVs of the teachers in the PDF brochure of the course, by clicking on the “More information” button.
Josep Maria Solé: Lawyer, Secretary of the board of the iSocial Foundation, Director of Support-Girona, President of the Social Council of the Foundation Institut Guttman, Vice President of the DRISSA Foundation, Vice President of the Campus Arnau d’Escala Foundation, Member of the board of the European Association of Service Providers for Persons with Disabilities (EASPD).
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