family trainers and mentors continued
- Family Mentors
Some family members may want to help other families in planning with their son or daughter. These ‘family mentors’ will need to have experience in planning with their own son or daughter and support or training in becoming a mentor. The family mentor would be trained in all aspects of person centred planning which would enable and empower individuals to assist in developing a long term family focused person centred planning strategy which will be practical and sustainable for local people.
Family mentors, like all facilitators, will need on going support. Family mentors add to the resource of local people who can support families to plan.
The first UK accredited family mentor course is being run in Wigan. It is accredited through the international organisation ‘The Essential Lifestyle Planning Learning Community Inc.’, which is lead by Michael Smull. Michael Smull is one of the leading thinkers in person centred planning.
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