Working with Risk (2007)

Working with Risk (2007)
Working with Risk (2007)

The Working with Risk Trainers & Practitioners Manuals (2007) were published by Pavilion Publishing & Media. The Practitioner Manual was superceded by the Risk Decision-Making (2013) publication, but the Trainers Manual still provides a highly relevant resource for risk trainers.

Working with Risk: Practitioner Manual

 CONTENTS

Acknowledgements

Consultancy Services

SECTION 1~ Wider Context of Risk

  • Introduction
  • Definitions
  • Principles of ‘Working with Risk’
  • Risk-related issues

–       Using Gut Reaction/Intuition

–       Communication & Sharing Information between Services

–       Confidentiality

–       Accountability & Responsibility

SECTION 2 ~ Working with Service Users

  • Working with Service Users

–       The issue of ‘language’

–       Focus on Engagement

–       Developing Understanding

–       Partnership and Collaboration

  • Service User Personal Safety Plan: Guidelines
  • Service User Personal Safety Plan: Tool

SECTION 3 ~ Working with Suicide and Self Harm

  • National Suicide Prevention Strategy for England
  • National Confidential Inquiry Key Findings: Suicide
  • Risk Factors for Suicide
  • Assessment of Suicide Risk
  • Interview Techniques
  • Strategies for Suicide Intervention
  • Self Harm/Self Injury:

–       Definitions

–       Risk Factors for Self Harm

–       Challenges of Providing Care

–       Assessment

–       Interventions

SECTION 4 ~ Supporting the use of the ‘Working with Risk’ tools

Introduction

  • Working with Risk 1 – Current Situation: Guidelines
  • Working with Risk 1 – Current Situation: Tool
  • Working with Risk 2 – Detailed Review: Guidelines
  • Working with Risk 2 – Detailed Review: Tool 

SECTION 5 ~ Working with Risk: Positive Risk-Taking

  • Positive Risk-Taking in Practice:

–       What is positive risk-taking?

–       What is needed to make this concept a reality?

  • Working with Risk 3 – Positive Risk-Taking: Guidelines
  • Working with Risk 3 – Positive Risk-Taking: Tool

SECTION 6 ~ Risk Indicator Checklists and Additional Supportive Tools & Guidance

  • Risk Indicator Checklists
  • Risk Assessment

–       What are we assessing?

–       Considering risk levels

–       Risk factors for Aggression & Violence

–       Assessment in Practice

–       Reliability of information

  • Establishing priorities in the risk management plan

SECTION 7 ~ Summary of wider Risk Research & Literature

  • Repeated Inquiry Findings
  • Models of Risk Assessment
  • Studies & Reports
  • Further Considerations

–       Are we setting practitioners up to fail?

–       What are the ethics of ascribing risk levels to people?

–       Are we losing sight of the individual?

–       Is record keeping just compounding the problem?

  • References
  • Additional Resources

APPENDICES

1.  SELINA

  • Case Study
  • Completed example of ‘Working with Risk’ tools
  • Completed example of ‘Service User Personal Safety Plan’

2.  ROLAND

  • Case Study
  • Completed example of ‘Working with Risk’ tools
  • Completed example of ‘Service User Personal Safety Plan’

Working with Risk: Trainers Manual

CONTENTS

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

CONSULTANCY SERVICES

INTRODUCTION TO ‘WORKING WITH RISK’

TRAINERS PREPARATION FOR THE WORKSHOP

WORKSHOP INTRODUCTION

SESSION 1 ~ EXPLORING THE WIDER CONTEXT OF RISK

SESSION 2 ~ WORKING WITH SERVICE USERS

SESSION 3 ~ WORKING WITH SUICIDE & SELF HARM

SESSION 4 ~ POSITIVE RISK-TAKING

SESSION 5 ~ RISK DECISION-MAKING & COMMUNICATION

SESSION 6 ~ ASSESSING & MANAGING RISK 1: PRACTICE

SESSION 7 ~ ASSESSING & MANAGING RISK 2: CASE STUDY

SESSION 8 ~ TAKING RISKS: CASE STUDY

EVALUATION FORMS

APPENDICES

–       1-3: ‘Working with Risk’ tools

–       4: ‘Service User Personal Safety Plan’

–       5 Alternative Case Study ~ Roland

Note: Each section of this Trainers Manual will be organised through a consistent structure:

  • Outline of the session
  • Trainers notes
  • Resources needed to complete the session

For all article and book references see the ‘Working with Risk’ Practitioner Manual for details.

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