A. A boundary is a behavioral framework within which you must function in order to perform your role.
B. Boundaries can be legal, ethical, moral or professional.
C. Boundaries are 100% the responsibility of the staff person to maintain in the relationship between staff and client.
D. All of the above
E. Only A and B
A. A staff person lending, borrowing, giving or receiving gifts, money or personal property from a client.
B. A staff person engaging in physical horseplay with a client.
C. A staff person sharing personal religious views, taking clients to a staff member’s church and proselytizing to clients.
D. A staff person talking to a client about the client’s personal problems at home.
E. Staff disclosing to a client personal problems, drug or alcohol use and work-related gossip.
A. The need to be liked or approved of by clients.
B. The belief that other staff members don’t really understand or care about the young person as much as you do.
C. Poor communication with other staff members and supervisors.
D. Working in a residential setting.
E. All of the above
A. Having a hard time saying “no” to a client.
B. Wanting to save or rescue a client.
C. Sharing unnecessarily personal stories with a client.
D. Wanting to punish or control a client.
E. All of the above
A. Explain to the client that there are 2 gay people working in the shelter, but that you can’t disclose their names.
B. Engage the client in a conversation about why he is curious, keep clear boundaries regarding staff confidentiality and explain that all young people are accepted at Huckleberry House regardless of their sexual orientation.
C. Explain to the client that you can’t disclose personal information about staff members and that you don’t really feel comfortable talking about his sexual orientation.
D. Both B and C
A. Hug the client as much as you can because she really needs attention.
B. Avoid the client as much as possible to avoid the situation.
C. Explain to the youth that you need personal space when at work, but that you would enjoy talking to her about how she is doing.
D. Have other staff members hug her to free up some of your time.
E. Both A and D
A. Get her uncle’s number and call him after work hours.
B. Sincerely thank her for the information and thoughtfulness, but let her know that you can’t accept the gift.
C. Tell her you can’t do that because you would get in trouble, but mention her name when you take your car in to get it fixed.
D. Ask her to have her uncle call you to make arrangements.
E. None of the above
A. Explain to the client that smoking is bad.
B. Give the client a cigarette, but make sure she knows you can only do this once.
C. Let the young person know that you can’t give her a cigarette and try to help her through the difficult time.
D. Make sure staff are aware of the youth’s struggle so they can be supportive as well.
E. Both C and D