July 20, 2016 Note: This article’s title has changed; the URL remains unchanged Social Worker and Sex Offender A social worker based in North York is coming before the disciplinary committee of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers, because of his conviction for sexual interference and sexual assault. This would not be…
Month: March 2015
Crisis Center Discrimination Index
The purpose of the Crisis Center Discrimination Index (CCDI) is to evaluate helpline workers. It was based on the 1967 research of Carkhuff & Truax, published in their book “Toward Effective Counseling and Psychotherapy”, that identified three “core conditions” important in effective counselling and therapy. The three conditions are: Empathy, Genuineness and Unconditional Positive Regard….
How to Help People Experiencing Sexual Violence
Sexual violence is a term that applies to a number of crimes including sexual assault, sexual harassment, rape, and any other scenario where a person has experienced unwanted sexual contact or the threat of unwanted sexual contact. At Durham College and UOIT, I sat on a Working Group that drafted a new “Sexual Violence Response…
Crisis Call Outcome Form
The Crisis Call Outcome Form (CCOF) is a tool used to measure the impact of telephone crisis calls. It was originally used in a 1989 study in the Journal of Community Psychology (Echterling & Hartsough, 1989) to help them determine the stages or phases of helping in successful crisis calls to the Lafeyette Crisis Center….
SAFE-T Tool for Suicide Risk Assessment
The SAFE-T tool is a five-step process for suicide risk assessment based on the Practice Guidelines for the Assessment and Treatment of Patients With Suicidal Behaviors, it gives clinicians a series of steps to check for in performing suicide risk assessments to make sure that they are meeting the minimum standard of care. The five elements (which…