Sometimes we think big things just happen. That just because we want to do something great that our desire alone can propel that forward, however, that is rarely if ever the case. The Family Crisis Center has done a lot of good and has aspirations to do even more good but that requires a lot of work and communication.
This week I studied more about what the Family Crisis Center actually does and how my skill sets can help. I was sent material on how to do briefings and then assigned to write a brief that after being reviewed will be sent to the Five County Treatment & Youth Rehabilitation Center. The hope is that my supervisor and I will be able to go to the Five C’s and just talk with the youth. While not all those in juvenile detention centers have suffered assault or the kinds of traumas we deal with, many of them have or are at risk in the future. We want to get their stories and help them with safety planning so they can be prepared to help themselves and those they care about.
I have also received an assignment to look through the handouts the crisis center is currently using and try to modernize them. It is interesting to me how design can make the difference between something being looked at as a joke or being seriously considered valuable information. This week I have sought out more specifically what I can do for these re-designs and will be working with these in subsequent weeks.