Serving Safely

SL 101 Lesson 4: Serving Safely

Any off-campus activity, particularly that which involves providing direct or indirect services to clients, carries a certain amount of risk.  Although there is no way to prepare for every contingency, it is possible to manage risk so as to prevent many kinds of incidents, or to respond in such a way as to limit the negative impacts of incidents for you AND for the people whom you're trying to serve.  This important video reviews risk management in several related areas:
  • Personal safety in transit to/from the service site
  • Managing risk while providing services on-site
  • Maintaining appropriate boundaries with clients
  • Accounting for additional risks when serving clients away from a "typical" service site
  • Contacting the CEL staff to report incidents, should they occur
Service Learning,
Aug 21, 2012, 1:16 PM