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6. Summarize how to stay safe and engage in self-care in a crisis situation.
Purpose:
Every crisis intervention social worker must ‘know thyself’ and have awareness of what ‘issues’ may be triggered during a crisis based on one’s own life experiences. Everybody has strengths, vulnerabilities, needs, and areas of concern. After completing the Compassion Satisfaction/Fatigue Self-Test for Helpers Survey, tally the scores as directed. These results will help to shape your self-care plan.
Directions:
You will write a 5-8 page paper in first person drawing from your own experience. This paper is written from your perspective. Where indicated, it is expected that course materials will be cited and referenced. Additional scholarly sources are welcome, but must be in addition to assigned readings and multimedia material. All citations with corresponding references (3 different reference sources with the textbook being one of the references) must be APA formatted. Include headings and subheadings where indicated. Be sure to completely and thoroughly complete all parts of each section. Your paper should be free of spelling, punctuation, and grammar errors. Demonstrate professional demeanor in your writing and critical thought throughout your paper.
STEP 1: Take the Compassion Satisfaction/Fatigue Self-Test for Helpers Survey, tally the scores as directed. I will complete this survey and send you my results on 5/16/220. You can look at it for reference but use my results.
STEP 2: Complete the Self-Awareness & Self Care Plan as outlined below.
In this plan, address the following providing headings for each section.
Self-Assessment (2-3 pages): Thoroughly discuss the following key questions,
Introduce each concept (compassion satisfaction, compassion fatigue, and burnout) including your results for each section. As you discuss each concept, share your thoughts on whether you were surprised? Is this what you expected? What did you learn from this survey?
The NASW amendments (Murray, 2021) now include attending to self-care. Self-care is no longer a luxury, but a necessity for practice. How do you (present) and will you know (future) when are you at your best? How do you (present) and will you know (future) when are you at your breaking point?
How do you know (present) and how will you know (future) when situations trigger reactions with a client that are not in the client’s best interest? This is often referred to as countertransference.
How might the concept of ‘vicarious resiliency’ inform your future work with trauma in practice?
Self-Care Strategies (1-2 pages): Identify five (5) self-care strategies providing a sustainability plan for integrating these strategies into your day-to-day life.

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