Course Title: Respond to critical situations
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term1 2014
Course Code: HWSS5992C
Course Title: Respond to critical situations
School: 365T Global, Urban & Social Studies
Campus: City Campus
Program: C4337 - Certificate IV in Youth Work
Course Contact : Jennifer Brooker
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4115
Course Contact Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
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Nominal Hours: 90
Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.
Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
This course describes the knowledge and skills required to maintain safety through effective response to potential or actual critical situations.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
CHCYTH407E Respond to critical situations
Minimise the impact of critical incidents.
1.1 Respond to incidents confidently, effectively, appropriately and in accordance with agreed processes
Prevent escalation of violent behaviour.
2.1 Routinely monitor person's behaviour pattern to ensure aggressive or abusive behaviour minimised
Secure the safety of clients.
3.1 Anticipate potential causes of conflict and harmful behaviour and make respond appropriately, to prevent escalation
On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate competency in the above elements.
Details of Learning Activities
During this course, the learning activities that you will undertake will include:
- Group discussions
- Case studies
This course is delivered over 6 weeks in the middle of semester one, students will cover the following topics:
Week 1 - What is crisis?, risk assessment, ID assessment implementation, organisational procedures
Week 2 - Communicating with clients, non-suicidal self-injury, response/emergency actions, suicicdality, roles and responsibilities
Week 3 - Common youth mental health issues, what to look for when monitoring a client, building a care plan
Week 4 - Risk assessments, documentation practices
Week 5 - Exploring safe environment, legislation around critical incidence, ethical considerations, protecting the client and worker, physical restraints, documenting incidents
Week 6 - Overview
You will be provided with the resources and tools for learning in this course. These resources will also be available through Blackboard. You will also have access to the resources in the library.
Overview of Assessment
There are two assessments for this course.
1. You will pair up with another class member to present a role play about the risk of suicide.
2. A written report (1500 words)
1. This task is designed to assess your ability and skill to provide sensitive and effective intervention where risk of suicide or self-harm has been identified. The focus is on identifying and managing immediate suicide risk in the context of a supportive relationship that seeks to work collaboratively with the person at risk to achieve safe outcomes. You are required to demonstrate how to:
- Identify and assess the person’s current suicide risk
- Work actively with the person at risk to reduce the immediate risk of suicide and increase safety
- Facilitate and strengthen the individual’s links to further care
- Provide further intervention support to resource the individual beyond immediate crisis
This task also assesses employability skills.
In pairs, read through case and then split roles:
- Person at risk: Develop a scenario that includes reasons for dying and living, a plan and existing resources. Important not to role play something too close.
- Counsellor to use all the skills learnt during the course to conduct a suicide intervention. You are expected to recognise warning signs, ask about suicide, explore ambivalence, conduct a risk assessment, develop a safe plan and refer to professionals where appropriate.
Create a role play to last about 20 minutes. At the end of the role play, each participant is to take time to de-role and debrief. ( 30 min overall allotted per person)
2. This is a written report based on the first assessment task (1500 words) The outline for this report and how to write this will be covered in your classes.
This program in delivered in accordance with competency-based assessment. The grades are as follows:
- CA: Competency Achieved
- NYC: Not Yet Competent
- DNS: Did Not Submit for assessment
Assessment Tasks Submission Cover Sheet
You must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work, including online submissions. This signed sheet acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications.
It is strongly advised that you attend all workshops in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain the competency.
You will receive verbal and written feedback by the teacher on your work. This feedback also includes suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your competency. Information regarding student feedback can be found at: http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=9pp3ic9obks7
Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential. The Student progress policy can be found at: http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=vj2g89cve4uj1
Special consideration Policy (Late Submission)
All assessment tasks are required to be completed to a satisfactory level. If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment by the due date, you will need to apply for an extension. Information regarding application for special consideration can be found at: http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=g43abm17hc9w
Academic Integrity and Plagiarism
RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity. For more information on this policy go to Academic Integrity Web site: http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=kw02ylsd8z3n
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