A group of three key recommended resource books: when you are thinking a bout Person-Centered Planning, community organizing and Direct Support.
ABCD in Action: When People Care Enough to Act
Mike Green and Henry Moore wrote a brilliant book building on the work of John McKnight (Asset Based Community Development). Their focus: what do you do the morning?
PATH & MAPS Handbook: Person-Centered Ways to Build Community
O’Brien, Pearpoint & Kahn looked at the original PATH and MAPS resources – and then added the collected wisdom gathered from hundreds of experiences around the world – bringing PATH & MAPS closer to the powerful conversations we all aspire to A great instructional manual.
Make a Difference: A guidebook for Person-Centered Direct Support
O’Brien and Mount in another brilliant collaboration – focused on Direct Support. Many resources are focused on systems change and such. This is a guidebook for direct support workers to envision and implement simple and powerful strategies to improve the lives of the people they support, and critically – their own lives.