To prepare for this assignment:

Review the articles, "Replacing the Revolving Door: A Collaborative Approach to Treating Individuals in Crisis " and "The Emergency Department and Victims of Sexual Violence: An Assessment of Preparedness to Help," noting how the principles of collaborative crisis intervention presented in these articles might be applied to other crisis situations.

Review Chapter 5 in your course text, Crisis Intervention Strategies, paying particular attention to the legal, ethical, and moral principles of confidentiality in case handling.

Review the National Organization for Human Services' "Council for Standards in Human Service Education," the American Psychological Association's "Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct," and the American Counseling Association's "ACA Code of Ethics," noting the ethical considerations that should be taken into account when working on a collaborative crisis intervention.

Read the vignette that follows. As you read, consider the collaborative aspects of working at a domestic violence shelter, the challenges you might encounter in facilitating this collaboration, and the ethical issues that might arise.

Vignette: Working at a Domestic Violence Shelter You are a case worker in a domestic violence shelter. You assist shelter residents with identifying community resources that they need. Such resources may include legal and law enforcement aid, transportation services, medical care, and other functions of living. Your shelter provides housing for the battered women and men as well as their children. The agency also provides individual, family, and group counseling services.

The assignment (2–3 pages):

Identify the community partners with whom you might collaborate to provide services to your residents, and, for each, explain why this collaborative relationship might be necessary.

Explain the role you might play and the actions you might take in facilitating these relationships.

Explain which services might be most challenging to provide to shelter residents, assuming this shelter is located in your community, and why.

Explain at least two specific ethical issues you might consider or have to address while working with the shelter residents.

Support your Application Assignment with specific references to all resources used in its preparation. You are asked to provide a reference list only for those resources not included in the Learning Resources for this course.