Crisis Intervention Skills Development

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    Programs that offer workshops or other forms of training and support that help participants learn effective crisis intervention skills and techniques. Effective crisis intervention involves ethical principles which ensure that the individual's decisions and opinions are respected throughout the process and that no further harm is done. Participants learn what a crisis is and strategies to help defuse and stabilize the situation, how to help people in crisis regain a sense of control and move from an emotional state to a cognitive state where they can think and make decisions about their situation rationally. The four core principles of crisis intervention are acceptance, respect, empathy and hope. Crisis intervention skills development includes learning how use active listening techniques, assessing the person's situation, ensuring safety, providing emotional support, identifying resources that meet the client's assessed needs and follow-up to ensure that the person's needs were met.

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    Sexual Assault Prevention Education - Sexual Assault Services OrganizationProvides sexual assault violence prevention programs to groups in La Plata County by assessing needs, evaluating programs, raising awareness, providing advocacy and developing leadership. Educational services: - Classroom workshops for students K-12 and College - Workshops for teachers and other professionals working with students - First Responders Training - Bystander Intervention Training - Child Assault Prevention Program (CAPP) La Plata County701 S CAMINO DEL RIOSexual Assault Services Organization (SASO)
    Sexual Assault Victim's Advocacy - Sexual Assault Services OrganizationSASO provides in-person advocacy for victims/survivors of sexual assault. Services include but are not limited to: - Referrals to and information about resources that address STDs, pregnancy, injuries, emergency contraception and other health-related questions. - In-person accompaniment to the hospital emergency room, meetings with law enforcement or the district attorney's office. - In-person advocacy to be present at court dates or trials. - Referral to the victim's advocate with the courts. - Therapist referrals - Victims Compensation to help victims financially with the costs of medical expenses, counseling, household support and many other needs. Advocate meetings with clients can only be conducted on-site at the SASO office or a designated professional office. Advocates may not meet with client's at their own home.La Plata County701 S CAMINO DEL RIOSexual Assault Services Organization (SASO)

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