Date: 7/27/2016, 10:00 am—4:00 pm
County: Alameda County
Sponsor: Fred Finch Youth & Family Services
It can be a struggle to know how close or distant your relationships with your clients should be in order to maintain your ability to be helpful and therapeutic. Today we provide services to our youth and their families in their own homes, in schools, and in their communities. This can be confusing for us and for our clients about what our roles are and what kinds of relationships are being developed with our clients. The true helping relationship requires clear relationship boundaries so that we don’t unintentionally exploit our clients. Examine what we mean by boundaries, ways in which we might be overstepping them, what is meant by dual relationships, and issues regarding the boundaries relating to physical contact with kids.