Crisis Response Portfolio Part 1: Roles and Responsibilities
To effectively respond to crisis situations, we must first be aware and up to date on the legal and ethical considerations related to crisis, trauma, and disaster response.
For Part 1 of your Crisis Response Portfolio, you will examine the roles and responsibilities of mental health responders in a crisis as well as explore the legal and ethical considerations for such events.
· Review the Roles, Responsibilities, and Self-care of Crisis Responders media program found in the Learning Resources and consider the roles and responsibilities of a professional counselor during a crisis.
· Review the Learning Resources for this week as they relate to legal and ethical responsibilities during a crisis response.
· Create a section in your Crisis Response Portfolio called “Introduction” and provide a brief introduction about the purpose of your Crisis Response Portfolio and attach your current resume.
· Create a section in your Crisis Response Portfolio called “Roles and Responsibilities” .
Assignment: Part 1: Roles and Responsibilities
In the section called “Introduction” of your Crisis Response Portfolio, include:
· A brief introduction about the purpose of your Crisis Response Portfolio and attach your current resume
In your section called “Roles and Responsibilities” of your Crisis Response Portfolio, include:
· Legal and ethical responsibilities as a professional counselor in a crisis situation. Also include legal and ethical considerations and mandated reporting criteria identified by your state.
· State requirements and protocols for the Emergency Response Team in your state. (I am in Texas) For example, Virginia ERT: https://www.virginia.gov/services/join-a-community-emergency-response-team/
James, R. K., & Gilliland, B. E. (2017). Crisis intervention strategies (8th ed.). Boston, MA: Cengage Learning.
- Chapter 1, “Approaching Crisis Intervention”
- Chapter 5, “Crisis Case Handling”
- Chapter 15, “Legal and Ethical Issues on Crisis of Trauma”
Crisis Response Portfolio Examples
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). (2014). Trauma-informed care in behavioral health services. Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) Series 57. Retrieved from http://www.integration.samhsa.gov/clinical-practice/SAMSA_TIP_Trauma.pdf
Tarvydas, V. M., Levers, L. L., & Teahen, P. R. (2017). Ethical guidelines for mass trauma and complex humanitarian emergencies. Journal of Counseling & Development, 95(3), 260–268. doi:10.1002/jcad.12140