Tool or Template: Take Fifteen: Assess Mental Health, Build Trust, Create Safety, and Decrease Stigma in 15 minutes

Tool or Template: Take Fifteen: Assess Mental Health, Build Trust, Create Safety, and Decrease Stigma in 15 minutes

Case workers, physicians, and therapists often have just a brief appointment scheduled with refugee clients. This tool provides a breakdown of a fifteen minute encounter with a refugee client. It can be used in settings such as refugee resettlement agencies, hospitals, or mental health clinics.  Using these points as a guide will not only allow for effective communication, but will also lay a foundation for the provider-client/provider-patient relationship that is so vital to refugee populations. It includes the following sections:

  • INTRODUCE — Yourself, Interpreter, Your Role, Confidentiality, Time Limitation, Goal of Assessment Introduce yourself and the interpreter if applicable.
  • NAME — Exchange Names; Review Title/Role
  • REVIEW & ASSESS — Review Goal of Assessment; Complete Assessment
  • IDENTIFY — Share Resources and Referrals

Topic(s): Case Management, Health, Mental Health and Wellness
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Resource Type: Tool or Template

Date: May 13, 2016
Language(s): English
Target Audience(s): Service Provider
Author(s): NPCT
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