Visual Connection Mapping is still open and active but no longer operating at Our Place Society on Pandora in Victoria City, Vancouver Island British Columbia Canada. Visual Connection Mapping has been privatized now.
The reason why Visual Connection Mapping is no longer operating at Our Place Society is as follows:
The new Community Engagement Programmer at Our Place Society (OPS) requested the numbers of the clients I see each week. I asked her why – as it would not benefit the clients, nor would it benefit the development of the program I invented called Visual Connection Mapping.
The request of receiving the numbers of clients I engaged with each week symbolized to me, as the Chief Operator, an evaluation of Visual Connection Mapping from the Community Engagement Programmer on to me; and it also symbolized an evaluation of the clients. To me, as the Chief Operator and Developer of Visual Connection Mapping, I knew that any form of evaluation would ruin Visual Connection Mapping and the Private and Confidential nature of the model (between the client and the helper). Engaging in any form of evaluation process with the Community Engagement Programmer from Our Place Society and Visual Connection Mapping would be a violation of trust from me to my clients and it is the exact the reason why individuals end up falling through the cracks of society in the first place.
Visual Connection Mapping needs to remain non-evaluative as that is the essence of the model.
These are the reasons why I no longer conduct Visual Connection Mapping at Our Place Society any more.
We have irreconcilable differences.
Picture of Visual Connection Mapping in the infancy stages, 2009. Title: “Trauma and Shock.” Dated February 6, 2017. Dampness has seeped onto to the paper and smudged the work but to me the smudging ink contributes to the title name of Trauma / Shock so it has an added layer of meaning to the Vick (Vick is short for Visual Connection Mapping) drawing.