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Questions to Ask Yourself

As you identify the content that is most critical to incorporate into your programming as you shift to respond to a crisis, here are five questions to get you started:

  • Where can you provide cues in your crisis education for participants to consider their own safety as they are accessing CSE routinely?
    -> Hint: This may involve pop-ups reminding participants about clearing their search or browser history, providing alternate ways to access your services or verbal or video-based reminders in synchronous or asynchronous platforms.
  • Who among your staff and volunteers is trained to cover which content elements of your CSE?
    -> Hint: Expanding this so as many people as possible are trained on all of the content increases your capacity to continue providing a wider range of content during a crisis.
  • What additional safety risks might your participants experience in their evolving living environments?
    -> Hint: Consider whether they are sharing digital devices and how additional people knowing that they are accessing your services might decrease their safety.
  • When can you prepare scaled-back versions of your services in your crisis planning processes?
    -> Hint: Consider working on this during otherwise slow times in your annual educational cycle.
  • How can you assess participant safety and associated content needs during a crisis?
    -> Hint: Anonymous polls are a great way to do this.