Module #8

Supporting Effective Decision Making

This module focuses on equipping you in supporting youth and families in making effective decisions.  You will learn how to assess the level of support a youth and their family may need, as well as practical strategies for ensuring informed choice.  

Materials in this module were excerpted with permission from the NYS PROMISE Case Management Field Guide v.3.

1. Making effective decisions is a homogenous process.
True | False
2. Supporting and developing self-determination in decision making and informed choice is only appropriate for individuals with mild and moderate levels of disability.
True | False
3. Cultural competency is important to develop in geographic regions where racial and ethnic diversity is present.
True | False
4. Cultural competency, once learned, is applicable in all situations.
True | False
5. Just because an individual makes a decision to pursue work, doesn’t mean that action will always follow.
True | False
6. Of the typical four types of decisions individuals make, contingency decisions often require more triage.
True | False
7. Youth and their families assessed as being in the “knowing/doing gap”, require more knowledge regarding work incentives although have the ability to act independently.
True | False
8. Motivational interviewing sets a tone of empathy and compassion in the counseling relationship.
True | False