Crisis Intervention

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Joann Ellison
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HN220:Prevention and Crisis Intervention
Professor Elizabeth Whitaker
Unit 4 Assignment

In the state of Georgia I live in Clayton County. Clayton County is located 20 minutes from the city of Atlanta, Ga. In Clayton county they have a workshop that you can attend to become a volunteer in any crisis intervention center in the county. Volunteering at a crisis intervention center or hotline is an amazing and important job. Through your training and patience, you will be able to help individual through very difficult situations and hopefully help set them back on course and even save some lives. During the training, there is 8 steps that you have to achieve and remember to become a volunteer at any crisis intervention center or hotlines service. Remembering these step will not only help you succeed being a good volunteer but help better others and help saved a persons life at the right moment.

The 8 steps consist of Assess yourself, Compile a list of all the local crisis centers and their contact information, Pick two or three crisis centers that you would like to contact, so that you can focus on your favorite or most convenient ones, Call the center of your choice and find out what kind of screening process they have for potential volunteers, Meet with the center director or head volunteer, If all goes well, you should be able to start training, Once you pass all the criteria that the center has for you, they may team you up with another volunteer for your first sessions and When you have proven that you are an able call-taker, the center may set you off on your own. They will schedule regular hours for you to cover phones and you should treat this like a really important job. When you volunteer, you are required to put in so many hours each week and you have a grand total that you need to accrue (Department of Clayton County…...

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