Using the Minnesota Team Checklist and HCBS Planning Tool
These modules are designed to help your team begin to use or expand on person-centered and positive support practices. In Modules 1 and 2, you learned that it is important to form a team to guide the work on person-centered and positive support practices and reach out to include everyone in the change process. Module 3 helped you think about whether people are ready to make changes in Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS). In Modules 4–8, you will continue using the two tools that were introduced in these earlier modules: 1) Minnesota Team Checklist, and the 2) HCBS Planning Tool.
The Minnesota Team Checklist is a self-assessment tool that you can use to check on your progress using person-centered and positive supports practices. You complete this checklist at the beginning of this work to assess what is already in place. Teams fill out the checklist at each meeting, quarterly, or once a year, depending upon how meetings are organized.
The section of the Minnesota Team Checklist that you will work on next is on staff development and performance along with visibility.
- Staff Commitment,
- Action Planning,
- Staff Development and Performance,
- Visibility, and
Note for Users: This training addresses a wide variety of providers who support people receiving many different types of services. More general terms are used in order to address this diversity. The concepts presented in these modules can be adapted to each unique HCBS. Multiple stories are included throughout the modules to provide examples representing different services and diverse people receiving HCBS across the lifespan.
The term provider is used to refer to one or more people who are responsible for coordinating and managing HCBS. The term organization is a similar concept that describes the way in which providers have created the systems, policies, processes, and structures for providing HCBS services. Finally, the term team refers to two or more people working together to gather feedback, share information, and coordinate changes that will improve person-centered outcomes.
These modules follow the guidelines of the seventh edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association by using the singular "they" as a third-person pronoun in order to avoid gender bias (instead of using third-person pronouns "he" or "she").
The HCBS Planning Tool helps you think through each of the sections on the Minnesota Team Checklist.
Planning Tool for Implementing Person-Centered and Positive Support Practices in Home and Community-Based Services
Planning Tool to Accompany:
- Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Modules
- Minnesota Team Checklist
Name of Team/ Organization/ Provider: [Type the name of provider services]
Implementation Start Date: [Type the implementation start date]