As a counselor, you may be familiar with recommending resources to clients, but you may not be prepared with the knowledge of similar resources for colleagues, other crisis response members, or for your own use. When faced with a crisis, it is important for counselors to be ready to recommend these kinds of resources on short notice while adhering to their ethical obligations as practitioners.
*I would recommend breaking this assignment into 2 parts: 1 The resource packet and 2 – The explanation of your packet, or the Reflect, Summarize and Identify pieces below.Organize your Explanation piece as you would any other paper with APA formatting – Title page, citations and a Reference page. ****This is graded with a Rubric. Please review the rubric before completing your assignment.
- ***Consider the demographics of the population (military, veterans, correctional officers, ex-offenders & their families, families of offenders, ranchers, farmers) in your local area (I live in Coryell Cty, Texas) that you intend to serve in your counseling practice. You will discuss this in your reflection piece, but keep it in mind as you construct your packet.
Create a resource packet to provide to clients and colleagues in your area who are experiencing a developmental crisis, cultural crisis, or loss. Your resource packet should include a variety of the following at the local and national level.Your packet can/should be a Word document, but treat it as a resource you will hand out to colleagues and/or clients. So, consider how you will organize it, do you want a brief explanation of each section, any disclaimer, etc. Include all of the following:
A list of 3–4 web resources
- A list of 3–4 books
A list of 3–4 support groups
A list of 3–4 exercises or activities they can do on their own
Accessibility supports for individuals with disabilities
Culturally appropriate and supportive resources for your area
At least 2 resources for colleagues on supporting self-care and preventing vicarious trauma
Any other pertinent resources for clients or colleagues
- Reflect on your reasons for choosing these resources to support individuals in your area.
Summarize the cultural considerations that you made when choosing these resources, including commentary on the defining factors of your target population, such as their socioeconomic status, spirituality, gender identity, race, etc.
Identify a counselor’s ethical obligations when choosing and sharing resources for crisis and trauma support.