StandUp For Kids Counselor Self-Assessment (POST basic training)
Please complete this survey once you've finished the main parts of basic training in StandUp For Kids (including the classroom training, shadowing, and three online lessons). You completed an identical paper version of this form at the start of your classroom training. Your responses will not be shared with anyone outside of the leadership team, and will be used to tailor and improve training
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(#1-10) Please rate your perceived current ability in the following skill areas by clicking one response in EACH row. *
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1. I appreciate the challenges and rewards in store for being a youth counselor.
2. I understand the history and vision that shaped StandUp For Kids’ current work with homeless youth.
3. I understand the specific steps that StandUp For Kids implements to help a youth end his/her homelessness.
4. I can describe the various contributions that a youth counselor makes when working with a homeless youth.
5. I understand the different definitions of homelessness and how they might apply to youth StandUp For Kids works with.
6. I can name several of the reasons why youth become homeless.
7. I understand the prevalence of youth homelessness nationally and locally.
8. I understand why homelessness affects some groups unequally.
9. I can list challenges and strengths of being in a minority or marginalized group.
10. I can list some of the struggles and challenges shared by homeless youth of different backgrounds and groups.
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11. I have enough information to counter the stereotypes, myths, and misconceptions that I hear others say about the homeless.
12. I have empathy for all homeless youth and appreciate the challenges they endure.
13. I can list barriers to exiting homelessness.
14. I understand how to work with youth of various cultural backgrounds.
15. I understand how my own culture and background shapes my relationships with others.
16. I can identify my own biases towards others and how to deal with those biases when working with homeless youth.
17. I can identify the behaviors, instances, and blind spots that may trigger a reaction within me that may be unhelpful for a homeless youth.
18. I can explain basic youth development theories and adjust my expectations accordingly.
19. I can list several developmental assets needed for successful youth outcomes.
20. I can identify StandUp For Kids' core values and understand how to apply these values in my role as a counselor.
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21. I am able to identify behaviors and ground rules expected of a StandUp For Kids counselor.
22. I understand how to apply a decision making process to a situation when different values conflict.
23. I can describe factors to look for in assessing a potentially risky situation with homeless youth.
24. I can apply basic counseling skills to building and maintaining relationships with youth.
25. I can maintain a sense of control and calm during a crisis.
26. I understand how to use motivational interviewing to promote change and reduce harm.
27. I can apply principles of trauma-informed care to reduce traumatic stress with homeless youth.
28. I know how to keep myself safe as a counselor.
29. I practice steps to take care of myself during times of stress.
30. I can list and use 1-2 different ways to monitor my own-well being as a volunteer.
31. I feel a bond and connection to other volunteer counselors in StandUp For Kids.
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