Learning to assess and appropriately respond to clients that are in crisis is an essential skill for all crisis intervention workers. While there are many generic suicide intervention models for a helper to chose from, it is important to also understand that there will be times when a worker will need to be flexible and adapt their model to meet the special needs of certain at-risk populations. In this assignment, students are given the opportunity to explore crisis intervention among a special population of the student’s choice. Some examples of the populations that students may chose from (but are not limited to) include: Aboriginal peoples the Deaf/Hard of Hearing the LGBTQ population the Disabled population Immigrants First Responders Individuals experiencing perinatal loss Victims of human trafficking *If you are unsure if a population you are interested in would be considered a distinct population, please discuss this with the professor. Students will not choose topics that were covered in the modules (such as domestic violence, grief). Students may use their textbook, other professional books and academic journal articles for research. Preference should be given to literature of an academic quality. Internet sites should be limited to a maximum of 2 references. If a student has exceeded the maximum internet references, a mark deduction will occur. Assignment Instructions: Students will respond to the following questions in a written paper. 1. Introduction/Vulnerability and Risk factors: Give a brief introduction to your chosen population. Be sure to include any cultural, environmental and social factors that may be unique to your chosen population. What is it that puts this special group at risk? (5 marks) 2. Assessment – identify key warning signs that are specific to the at-risk population. What areas need to be assessed? (5 marks) 3. Ethical and Legal Considerations – Identify some of the common ethical and legal considerations that are present among your chosen population. Discuss how some of these issues can be managed by a crisis worker. (5 marks) 4. Describe common short term and longer term goals & crisis interventions for the population ( 5 marks) This paper should be between 7-8 pages (max) not including your title page, and be formatted and referenced in accordance with APA standards. Please use 12 pt Times New Roman/Arial font only. All assignments should be double spaced. Marks will be deducted for grammatical and APA errors. This assignment is worth 20% of your mark. Please submit your assignments via Blackboard.