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Develop a risk assessment checklist (not exceeding two pages) identifying the basic criteria used when assessing whether a client is harmful to themselves or others.
Generally, in practice you will use a pre-existing risk assessment. The purpose of this assignment is for you to become familiar with the criteria involved in assessing a client for risk to themselves and others.
Note: TIP No. 42 has a guide you can use (Safety Screening in Mental Health Settings) in Chapter 4. Be sure that your Risk Assessment Checklist includes questions related to both mental health and substance use.
APA style is not required, but solid academic writing is expected.
You are not required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite.
This assignment meets the following NASAC Standards:
4) Recognize the potential for substance use disorders to mimic a variety of medical and psychological disorders, and the potential for medical and psychological disorders to co-exist with addiction and substance abuse.
10) Describe a variety of helping strategies for reducing the negative effects of substance abuse and dependency.
14) Be familiar with medical and pharmaceutical resources in the treatment of addictive disease and other substance-related disorders.
23) Understand and appropriately apply agency-specific policies and procedures for handling crises or dangerous situations, including safety measures for clients and staff.
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