Support Team Development Guidebook

PC STN logoThe Guidebook is a 72 page document used in a former two-day training called “Support Team Development Training.” This is shared as a reference guide to basic Support Team principles and best practices.

Support Team Development Training Guidebook 2014 (PDF format)

You can survey the table of contents for the Guidebook below.

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

INTRODUCTION

Welcome
An Overview

1. BEGINNING

Discovery of a Need — Persons Who Need The Caring of a Support Team
Discovery of a Response–Persons Identify How They Want To Care
Discovering the Team Approach– A Workable Plan Of Caring
Discovery Includes Follow Up–Is A Support Team Needed and Wanted?
Discovering Leadership–Who Will Be The Team Leader?

2. Building

Building Overview—Organizing the Support Team
Who are Members of the Support Team?
Basic Training or Orientation for New Team Members
Organize the Team for the work of caring

3. CONNECTING

Connecting Overview–Bringing Together the Team and the Friend
Confirming the Team/Friend Relationship
The Team Decides What It Is Able To Do
Team Leader Informs The Friend About What The Team Is Able To Do

4. CARING

Communication Is Essential to Planning and Caring
Regular Team Meetings Empower The Team
Team Leader Facilitates Team Meetings/Coordinates Work

5. SUSTAINING

Sustaining Overview–keeping the Support Team healthy

RESOURCES

A Discovery Event
Support Team Orientation
Support Team Leader
How to Make a Visit to Connect Team and Friend
AND MUCH MORE

Contact Info: Call 205-934-1234 or email SupportTeams@uab.edu.

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