HUSR 410 Crisis Intervention for the paraprofessionalStandard / How course meets standards
CSHSE Standard 11.1.
The historical roots of human services.
CHSE Standard 11.1.b.
The creation of the human services
CSHSE Standard 11.1. c.
Historical and current legislation
affecting services delivery.
CSHSE Standard 11.1.d .
How public and private attitudes influence
legislation and the interpretation
of policies related to human services. / This course discusses the history of crisis intervention and suicide assessment along with the progression of mental health services in the U.S. Current and historical legislation are also explored. Changing political structures in the U.S. that have affected human service delivery are also discussed.
CSHSE Standard 12.a. Theories of human development.
CSHSE Standard 12.b. (1) How small groups are used in Human services settings.
CSHSE Standard 12.e. An understanding of the capacities, limitations, and resiliency of human systems.
CSHSE Standard 12.f. Emphasis on context and the role of diversity. / This course discusses developmental crises and evolutional crises and how family structures and roles changing affects family member’s emotional health. Utilization of self-help groups and support groups are described as resources for those in crisis. Various cultural groups are discussed and how to be sensitive in meeting the needs of a diverse population. Students learn about how to utilize strength and resiliency of various clients to aid in recovery.
CSHSE Standard 13.a. The range and characteristics of human services delivery systems and organizations.
CSHSE Standard 13.b. The range of populations served and needs addressed by human services professionals.
CSHSE Standards 13.c. The major models used to conceptualize and integrate prevention, maintenance, intervention, rehabilitation, and healthy functioning.
CSHSE Standard 13.d. Economic and social class systems including causes of poverty.
CSHSE Standard 13.e. Political and ideological aspects of human services. / This course discusses in detail the issues and needs of clients who are suicidal, who struggle with developmental crises, who are dealing with loss, rape, domestic abuse, child abuse, military related issues, sexuality issues, substance misuse issues, and disabilities and serious illnesses. Specific interventions for all of these populations are discussed as well as societal views on these issues.
CSHSE Standard 14. a. Obtaining information through interviewing, active listening, consultation with others, library or other research, and the observation of clients and systems.
CSHSE Standard 14. e. Applying maintenance of client confidentiality and appropriately using client data. / This courses trains students in small lab groups on how to interview clients through active listening. Confidentiality is emphasized throughout role plays and the ethics of confidentiality are discussed in detail.
CSHSE Standard 15.a, Analysis and assessment of the needs of clients or client groups
CSHSE Standard 15.b, Development of goals, design, and implementation of a plan of action
CSHSE Standard 15.c, Evaluation of the outcomes of the plan and the impact on the client or client group / This course trains students to interview clients and assess their needs, develop goals, and design a plan of action. Follow up is discussed and practiced as well during the training.
CSHSE Standard 16. a. Theory and knowledge bases of prevention, intervention, and maintenance strategies to achieve maximum autonomy and functioning.
CSHSE Standard 16.b. Skills to facilitate appropriate direct services and intervention related to specific client or client group goals.
CSHSE Standard 16. c. (4) Group facilitation and counseling.
CSHSE Standard 16. c. (5) Location and use of appropriate resources and referrals.
CSHSE Standard 16. c. (6) Use of consultation.
CSHSE Standard 19.a. The least intrusive intervention in the least restrictive environment. / This course discusses theories of intervention for many clients focusing on utilizing client’s strengths. It discusses referrals to support and mutual self-help groups and when to consult with other human service professionals.
CSHSE Standard 17. a. Clarifying expectations.
CSHSE Standard 17. b. Dealing effectively with conflict.
CSHSE Standard 17. c. Establishing rapport with clients.
CSHSE Standard 17. d. Maintaining behaviors that are or are not congruent with the ethics of the profession. / The students learn how to clarify, deal with conflict and establish rapport by practicing basic attending skills for at least 13 weeks. Their ethical behavior is observed in small lab groups and students receive feedback from supervisors about appropriate ethical behavior
CSHSE Standard 19.b. Client self-determination.
CSHSE Standard 19. c. Confidentiality of information.
CSHSE Standard 19. D. The worth and uniqueness of individuals including culture,ethnicity, race, class, gender, religion, ability, sexual orientation, and other expressions of diversity.
CSHSE Standard 19. e. Belief that individuals, service systems, and society can change.
CSHSE Standard 19. g. Appropriate professional boundaries. / This course discusses the ethical issues and standards in the human services, counseling and social work professions. Additionally, cultural competence is discussed with emphasis on sensitivity to gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, racial and ethnic affiliation.
CSHSE Standard 20. c. Awareness of diversity. / Issues of diversity are discussed throughout the course related to every population discussed.