The Crisis Clinic of Thurston and Mason Coutnies


 

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Volunteer and Internship opportunities available.

Spring training starts May 3, 2019
Visit our website for more information, seats fill up fast!

Do you know what it is like to have someone listen and empower you to problem solve the issues coming up in your life? Do you know what it is like to want that and instead been judged or blamed for what you are experiencing? A crisis for one person may not be the same for another. What we do know is when a person is in crisis, under stress or experiences a trauma they have an emotional, physical, mental and behavioral response and having a non-judgmental person to listen can help the person move through the states of crisis.

The Crisis Clinic is a lifeline to our communities. Trained phone workers provide confidential, anonymous and non-judgmental  crisis intervention and information and referral 24 hours a day, 365 days a year at the Crisis Clinic of Thurston and Mason Counties.

As a crisis phone worker you will be talking to people experiencing crisis in their lives. Your active listening and crisis intervention skills will be tested and strengthened. Your understanding of human nature will grow. You will become a better communicator.

Crisis Clinic Volunteers save lives.

Volunteers are trained in:

What is a Crisis?
Active Listening Skills;

The Rescue Triangle and Boundaries;

Empowered Problem Solving;

Chemical Dependency Resources
Suicide Assessment and Prevention;
Coping with Mental Illness;
Community Resources:

Self-care and preventing Vicarious Trauma and Compassion Fatigue

Crisis intervention is a great addition to a resume. It is a way to show your community involvement.

Training is held quarterly. And our next training begins  May 3, 2019. Please go to our website for a volunteer application – www.crisis-clinic.org

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