Tips for Planning a Stand Down
‘‘Stand Down’’ is a military term referring to a chance to achieve a brief respite from combat. Troops assemble in a base camp to receive new clothing, hot food, and a relative degree of safety before returning to the front. Many agencies and organizations that serve veterans experiencing homelessness, including the U.S. Department of Labor’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Services (DOL-VETS), have adopted this approach to serve civilian veterans who are homeless through Stand Down events.
IPS Vocational Assessment
The model of IPS was developed by Dartmouth researchers Deborah Becker and Robert Drake after they examined what was being done in the field of developmental disabilities to help people go to work. Becker and Drake adapted and expanded on that work for persons with psychiatric disorders. Some of the key adaptations included basing individuals’ eligibility for services on their expressed desire to work and foregoing pre-vocational assessments and evaluations in favor of prioritizing the search for a job at the point when a person enters the program. This assessment sheet is a tool for employment specialists for evaluating candidates
Burnout Self-Test/Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI)
The Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI) is the most commonly used tool to self-assess whether you might be at risk of burnout. To determine the risk of burnout, the MBI explores three components: exhaustion, depersonalization, and personal achievement. While this tool may be useful, it must not be used as a scientific diagnostic technique, regardless of the results. The objective is simply to make you aware that anyone may be at risk of burnout.