The new image of integrated supports #supportingfamilies
Supports should be considered in the context of partnership. The service system cannot and should not provide all the supports a person and family needs, because the result is a paid life that likely doesn’t support a trajectory to an inclusive, quality, community life. Ideally, supports should be a combination and partnership of the individual and their family, relationship-based supports, technology, community resources, and eligibility specific supports.
We added an extra piece of the puzzle to the graphic (above) to include the skills, strengths, and life experiences of the individual and family when it comes to planning and carrying out their vision of a good life.
- community-based supports,
- eligibility-specific supports,
- integrated supports,
- life course,
- life course framework,
- personal strengths & assets,
- relationship-based supports,
- technology-based supports
Rachel is the Media & Design Specialist on the Family to Family team at the UMKC-Institute for Human Development, UCEDD. She completed her Master's in Public Administration with an emphasis in nonprofit management at UMKC. She is proud to say she is a second generation AmeriCorps member! Her passion is where social justice and technology meet. Her specialty is making projects, programs, and organizations look good.