Staying in Touch

New Online Curriculum: Staying in Touch: Caring Contacts to Sustain Connections

Publication Date: Jun 02, 2020

Staying in Touch: Using Caring Contacts to Sustain Connections with Your Clients is an online curriculum that describes a low-threshold, Caring Contacts intervention designed to help providers reduce client self-harm, increase feelings of self-efficacy, and fill treatment gaps due to health disparities or other challenges.

A Caring Contact is a personalized written form of practitioner outreach to individual clients that expresses care and concern for their wellbeing. This simple, customizable intervention can be implemented at a distance during times of stress and isolation, making it a particularly useful addition to telehealth practices.

This curriculum:

  • is self-paced, with expected completion time of less than an hour;
  • outlines the scientific support for this approach to reduce client isolation and potential self-harm;
  • focuses, in part, on special circumstances and populations that can be hard to engage and retain in care; and
  • includes concrete examples of Caring Contacts, as well as modifiable templates that can be downloaded and adapted for any organization’s use.

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