Parent centered planning: A new model for working with parents with intellectual and developmental disabilities

Elizabeth Lightfoot, Sharyn DeZelar

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Abstract

This article discusses the need for more models and interventions that focus on the broader support systems of parents with disabilities. Parent centered planning is introduced as a potential model for helping parents with intellectual and developmental disabilities to begin to build the formal and informal parental supports needed for parenting their children. This model builds on the person centered planning model, but focuses on planning in regards to an individual's parenting role, including an individual's parenting desires and goals, along with the needs of the parent's child. The article discusses the potential uses of this model, including as a standalone planning process, as a part of the ongoing provision of supports, or as a referral from child protection services.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number105047
JournalChildren and Youth Services Review
Volume114
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2020
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The contents of this article were developed under a grant from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR grant number 90DPGE0001). NIDILRR is a Center within the Administration for Community Living (ACL), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The contents of this article do not necessarily represent the policy of NIDILRR, ACL, or HHS, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2020 Elsevier Ltd

Copyright:
Copyright 2020 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.

Keywords

  • Disabilities
  • Parenting
  • Parents
  • Person-centered
  • Planning

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