Introducing a Person-Centered Planning Tool for Youth in Residential Group Homes: Collaborating with Youth to Develop Future Action Plans

This project describes the current treatment environment of one residential group home for youth with emotional and behavioral problems, in the Midwestern United States, and describes how to use Making Action Plans (MAPS), a person-centered planning tool, as a method to address some of the current and future needs of youth in residential group homes. This project addresses the need to empower a vulnerable youth population by planning for their futures with a supportive circle of family, and staff. Included in this project is an adapted user’s guide to facilitate the use of the Making Action Plans (MAPS) person-centered planning process in a residential group home.