Self-harm, suicide and intimate partner violence are examples in which a counselor should be actively assessing levels of safety and risk of a client. When it comes to members of one’s community’s safety being at risk, the community mental health workers and law officials approaches to mentally disabled members should be evaluated. Counselor Safety In the article, A Survey of Safety Training in Rehabilitation Counselor Education Programs by Davis, Schultz, Anderson, and Bartley (2009), the article discusses the importance of safety training including counselor competence in identifying and responding to threatening incidents, communication, critical incident debriefing, and prevention, as well as conflict and lifestyle management. The authors express the importance of infusing safety topics into counselor education programs. An important concern in the counseling and social work field is the counselor or social worker being a target of violence.
Safeguarding is the multi-disciplinary work we do to minimise and manage risk to adults who may be vulnerable. It employs a framework which brings together all aspects of an investigation into an allegation of abuse against a vulnerable adult. For any safeguarding issue, we aim to involve the vulnerable person and offer them as much choice as possible. Surrey, Hampshire and Berkshire have a multi-agency procedure for responding to suspected abuse of vulnerable adults. This means we have an agreement where organisations work together with the person who we think may be abused, to safeguard that person and take what actions we can.
Integration of Mediation and Advocacy on a National Level Within The Human Service Agency of Planned Parenthood Carla Nelson BSHS/442-Advocacy and Mediation Elizabeth Thompson November 17, 2011 Integration of Mediation and Advocacy on a National Level 1 Human Service agencies are an important factor in areas of conflict; these agencies are often caught between the fundamental needs of mediation and advocacy. In the aspect of advocacy, they are expected to be supportive and stand up for the well-intentioned causes for human rights and the protection for those that are considered vulnerable groups. When looking at the mediation aspect the need arises to arbitrate between two groups that are looking to find a common ground within their issues between them. The mediator is responsible for providing a calm environment to support the outcome of a positive resolution. The role of mediation needs to be open-minded, unbiased and the mediator needs to be an honest individual with good ethics, so that the parties involved will be treated fairly and with respect.
The Case of Rick Tiffany Allen CJHS/420 June 15, 2015 Tammla Price The Case of Rick The case management process is designed to help clients from different cultures and backgrounds improve their current situation. Clients within the criminal justice system come with various behavioral patterns and mental disorders that need immediate attention from case managers. These behaviors can cause individuals to commit criminal activity and become part of the criminal justice system. Case managers must be aware of behavioral issues among clients so they can use effective intervention practices that will reduce recidivism and promote public safety. Description of Rick Case managers have to manage clients
Restorative justice is an alternative way to look at criminal justice(Stahlkopf, 2009) and react to a criminals behaviour. The concept of restorative justice is to allow the offender to repair some of the damage they have caused their victims. This is usually done through face to face meetings known as conferencing. If face to face meetings cannot be held other indirect methods like emails, phone calls or conferencing through mediators can be facilitated. During these conferencing processes victims, their families, and the
A child or young person who is suspected of being abused then the primary concern will to ensure that the child is protected from further abuse and the child’s welfare will be the priority. Wherever possible the child may be allowed to remain in their family home and protection will be achieved by working with the child’s parents or carers without the need to remove the child. However, if they are suffering from physical or sexual abuse then they will be removed from their home to protect them from any further harm. Parents or carers have a right to be informed what is being said and to contribute their own views and opinions, however if the child or young person is suffering significant harm then the parents or carers have no immediate
Education is important with this form of treatment so clients can recognize how different factors affect the course of the disease and what they can do to manage these factors (Steinkuller and Rheineck 342). Family therapy is also a means of treatment where family members as well as the client see a mental health provider to find solutions and ways to deal with the disorder. Family involvement provides structure and could increase adherence to treatment leading to delays or reductions in relapses (Steinkuller and Rheineck 342). Interpersonal and social rhythm therapy involves stabilizing social and circadian rhythms based on the hypotheses that unstable daily routines result in increased bipolar episodes in individuals prone to them (Steinkuller and Rheineck 349). Social rhythm therapy recognizes the need for regular sleep/wake cycles, regulation of meals, exercise, sleep and plans for keeping rhythms stable when disruptions occur.
Provide an analysis of the dilemmas faced by the criminal justice system in balancing the rights of victims with those of offenders. The continuing dilemma of balancing the rights of victims against those of offenders is vast. There are several considerations that reveal issues faced by the criminal justice system in this balancing act. Victim impact statements are an important document in the criminal justice system as they allow for victims of crime to tell their story within court (Commissioner for Victim’s Rights 2015). Erez, Roeger & Morgan (1994) discuss the importance of victim input inside the justice system.
This is so that these barriers do not put a strain on the partnership and relationship parents and practitioners have. Barriers can lead to the parents becoming more emotional such as anger or show distress about it. Leading onto more prejudice attitudes and having different expectations on rules. It can all spiral out of control if not stopped, which not the help the child would reach their full potential as the child is the main focus, as their wellbeing is one of the most crucial part (paramount) while in the setting. Barriers come in many forms, such as when key persons are doing observations and planning.
1.4 Explain why and when inquiries and serious case reviews are required and how the sharing of findings informed practice. Serious Case Reviews When a child dies (including death by suicide), and abuse or Neglect are known or suspected to be a factor in the death, local organisations should consider immediately whether there are other children at risk of harm who require safeguarding (e.g. siblings, other children in an institution where abuse is alleged). Thereafter, organisations should consider whether there are any lessons to be learnt about the ways in which they work together to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. Consequently, when a child dies in such circumstances, the Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) should always conduct a Serious Case Review into the involvement with the child and family of organisations and professionals.