Program Contents: 107 minute DVD.
Copyright Date: 2007
A primary focus of your work is to move participants toward greater self-sufficiency. You want them to take more responsibility for and control of their lives. Yet you may find that you are doing tasks for participants and then becoming frustrated when they become dependent on you. At the same time you do not want to abandon people who come to you for help. In this fun-filled, interactive, two-hour session, Beverly Ford gives you practical strategies for shifting your helping approaches to ones that empower participants to partner with you.
In this session you will learn how to:
• Change helping words into empowering ones
• Make the participant the lead partner and you the back up partner
• Use participant strengths and resources in combination with yours
• Build plans with participants rather than for them, and
• Engage participants in sharing responsibility for solving problems.