High School

Person-Centered Planning

Person-Centered Planning (PCP) was first developed in the 1980s by a few people, including John O’Brien, Connie Lyle O’Brien, Beth Mount, Jack Pearpoint, Marsha Forest, and Michael Smull. It was developed to enable people – children and adults – to move out of special segregated places, schools, hospitals, and institutions into mainstream life – schools, and communities. Person-Centered Planning is built on the values of inclusion and looks at what support a person needs to be included and involved in their community.

Many Person-Centered planning approaches are used to support individuals in making decisions and creating plans that reflect their unique preferences, goals, and aspirations.  Person-centered planning emphasizes individuals' voice, autonomy, and self-determination in shaping their lives.  There are a variety of Person-Centered planning models, for example, Wrap-Around, RENEW, PATH, MAPS, Essential Lifestyle Planning, Personal Futures Planning, and Circles of Support


In the HS Person-Centered Planning training we offer at MWPBIS, we will use the foundational components of High-Fidelity Wraparound (based on ten principals and done in four phases) and add options for using the PATH and MAP models to increase engagement with high school-aged youth. This approach will provide options for the tier 3 intervention facilitator and the high school youth while staying true to the ten principles of Wrap Around and maintaining the fidelity of the PATH and MAP processes.  Ultimately, this training approach will allow facilitators to increase the individualization of the tier-three intervention process with each youth.

Who should participate?

This training is for people who will join the training and then facilitate the wraparound process.  This training is for people who are going to DO Wrap-around and participate in the monthly modules.  If a district has facilitators who are being trained, their District PBIS coach is welcome to register as well.  If you have questions, please contact ami.flammini@midwestpbis.org.

What is included?

The HS PCP training will be completed in a module format that occurs monthly over the period of one school year.  The modules are done month by month and the modules include technical assistance time to support the implementation of the process. 

What will I be able to do?

In training, participants will learn how to implement the four-step wraparound process using the ten principles.  Participants will also learn how to increase youth engagement if they so choose, using the MAP or the PATH person-centered planning process.  

More information and Materials are coming soon!