Component Evaluation: Place – 5 Minute Paper
Timing: 15 Minutes
Mode: In-class; Online
Use the Learning Lens and Components In Context sections as the basis for a focused 5-minute lecture to introduce learners and educators to the importance of developing PARC’s “living room” approach as a model of practice with potential applications within the broader mental health system.
Either in class or online, have students work through the thematic slideshows depicting daily events at the PARC drop-in and then focus on one of the core facets (art, food, hanging out). Then have students write a “five-minute paper” that compares and contrasts mental health practice that views the service user as a citizen versus mental health practice that views the service user as a patient. With some modification, this exercise can also be used as a graded assessment.