Mieisha Anderson WK2 Discussion HUMN 3010

Covid-19 Crisis If I was a human service professional practitioner intervening in the crisis of Covid-19, which was a global pandemic. As the pandemic has had far-reaching impacts on individuals and communities, human service practitioners provide essential support, guidance, and resources to those affected. Using the Wheel of Holistic Assessment that I would use dealing with the Covid- 19 crisis would be Financial, Emotional, and Social. Financial: During Covid-19 many businesses were forced to close or reduce operations due to lockdowns and restrictions, leading to widespread job losses. Industries such as travel, hospitality, retail, and entertainment were particularly hard-hit. Human service practitioners can offer financial counseling to individuals and families affected by the pandemic by assessing financial situations, create realistic budgets, and provide guidance on managing expenses. Emotional: Human service practitioners, such as social workers, counselors, and psychologists, can offer individual and group counseling sessions to individuals experiencing emotional distress related to the pandemic. Which provide a safe and supportive environment for clients to express their feelings, process their experiences, and develop coping strategies. Social: Human service practitioner can organize and facilitate support groups for individuals and families affected by Covid-19. This group offer a safe space for people to share experiences, find emotional support, and learn coping strategies. If the family, or community did not agree with me about the areas that I chose I would start by approaching the situation with empathy, understanding, and effective communication. Other steps could be used also such as: Active Listening Education and Information Address Misconceptions and Concerns Identify Shared Values and Priorities Resources: James, R. K., & Gilliland, B. E. (2017). Crisis intervention strategies (8th ed.). Cengage Learning. Chapter 1: "Approaching Crisis Intervention" (pp. 3-26)
Review "Characteristics of Effective Crisis Workers" (pp. 23-25) Chapter 2: "Culturally Effective Helping in Crisis" (pp. 27-47)
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