The LifeCourse Framework & Principles

The LifeCourse Framework operates under the core belief that “all people have the right to live, love, work, play, and pursue their life aspirations just as others do within their community.” Scroll over the boxes below to learn more about the foundations of the LifeCourse Framework.

The Concept of All

The Concept of All

All people, regardless of age, ability or family role, are considered in our vision, values, policies and practices for supporting individuals and families.

Life Stages and Trajectory

Life Stages and Trajectory

Individuals and families can focus on a specific life stage, with an awareness of how prior, current and future life stages and experiences impact and influence life trajectory. It is important to have a vision for a good, quality life, and have opportunities, experiences and support to move the life trajectory in a positive direction.

Life Outcomes

Life Outcomes

Individuals and families plan for present and future life outcomes that take into account all facets of life and have life experiences that build self- determination, social capital, economic sufficiency and community inclusion.

Family System and Cycles

Family System and Cycles

People exist and have give-and-take roles within a family system. Roles adjust as the individual members change and age. Individuals and families need supports that address all facets of life and adjust as the family ages through family cycles and the roles and needs of members change.

Life Domains

Life Domains

People lead whole lives made up of specific, connected, and integrated life domains that are important to a good quality of life. These include daily living, community living, safety and security, healthy lifestyles, social and spirituality, and citizenship and advocacy.

Individual and Family Supports

Individual and Family Supports

Supports address all facets of life and adjust as roles and needs of all family members change. Types of support might include discovery and navigation (information, education, skill building); connecting and networking (peer support); and goods and services (daily living and financial supports).

Integrated Delivery of Supports

Integrated Delivery of Supports

Individuals and families access an array of integrated supports to achieve the envisioned good life, including those that are publicly or privately funded and based on eligibility; community supports that are available to anyone; relationship-based supports; technology; and that take into account the assets and strengths of the individual and family.Integrated Delivery of Supports

Policy and Systems

Policy and Systems

Individuals and families are truly involved in policy making so that they influence planning, policy, implementation, evaluation and revision of the practices that affect them. Every program, organization, system and policy maker must always think about a person in the context of family. To learn more about the LifeCourse framework, visit mofamilytofamily.org.

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