InVision Human Services' innovative methods are built on a foundation created by several technologies, methods and philosophies as listed below. Our unending dedication to these concepts allows us to create individualized solutions for people facing the most challenging combinations of disabilities.
Self Determination: This belief opens the opportunity for people with disabilities to determine what will be true in their lives. They choose how they will live, where their home will be and how they can best contribute to their community. The founding principle of self determination states people are free to choose the direction their life will take. People have the right to pursue their dreams while enjoying dignity and respect from others in their circle of support and the community at large.
Positive Approaches: At InVision Human Services, we believe that all behavior has meaning. Positive Approaches relies on examination of an individual's environment, ways of communicating, medical and psychological assessment, and our own commitment to the individual. We use these aspects to help reduce an individual's propensity for challenging behavior and to help them in their efforts to build a successful life.
Person-Centered Approaches: This planning method focuses on the individual’s interests and what he or she does well rather than dwelling on capabilities that remain works in progress. This approach is a process by which a lifestyle can be created around the person being supported. Through this method, the individual creates a vision of what will be true in his or her life. This is done by taking into account the individual's specific personality, desires, gifts, talents and capacities, finding ways in which these traits can be maximized in the individual’s daily life.
Everyday Lives: People we support have lives of similar content to other people in their community. We support efforts to develop living circumstances that do not separate the people we support. Rather, we take steps to immerse them in their community. Their lives consist of jobs, friendships, hobbies and opinions, just the same as the rest of the people living in their neighborhood. The only difference is that the people we support need our staff to assist them in some aspect of this participation.
Non-Restrictive Procedures: InVision Human Services believes in employing restrictive methods only in moments where the individual receiving support is in imminent danger of injuring themselves. The practice of non-restrictive procedures is a key factor ensuring that individuals experience a quality of life consistent with the Everyday Lives and Positive Approaches philosophies. The use of restraints can cause serious injury or death, emotional harm and unnecessary trauma while disrupting relationships within the individual’s circle of support.
Recovery-Oriented Model: Recovery is a self-determined and holistic journey that people with mental illness diagnoses undertake to heal and grow. Recovery is facilitated by relationships and environments that provide hope, empowerment, choices and opportunities that promote people reaching their full potential as individuals and community members.