- June 5, 2013
- Jennifer Salerno
We all know that the best way to improve practice and inspire each other in our work is through sharing stories of tackling tough topics, identifying hidden risks, and making a difference. We would like to invite you to share your RAAPS success stories! Your stories will be shared in future RAAPS communications (anonymously of course) for others to learn from and be inspired by.
Read our latest RAAPS success story:
A 13 year old female client came for immunizations and a RAAPS in 10/2012. Through the RAAPS, she disclosed that she had been considering suicide including a plan and also cutting on her hips so no one would notice. She had not talked to anyone about her feelings. Because we reviewed confidentiality in relation to disclosure of harm, we were able to notify her parents and begin counseling at the center. The RAAPS gave us the vehicle to ASK important questions and get her help. She is doing very well now, continues counseling and support here at the center.
Please continue to send in your experiences and share your story! You can access this feature on our website in the “Tell Us Your Story!” tab on the right hand side. We believe the best of best practices come directly from our peers!