Reflection, Self Care and Professional Practice

In this course, students reflect on the impact that personal beliefs and values can have on professional practice. Students become more personally aware of their own beliefs and values with respect to victims' services. Further, students learn the principles of debriefing, self-care and stress management and understand the importance of these strategies in their professional practice. Special attention is given to the stages of caregiver stress and developing personal strategies to cope. Through examination of Victim Service Standards students develop knowledge of ethical codes confidentiality and ongoing education that guide professional practice in victims' services.