United Front: System Safety Plan Course
- 77 (Registered)
This is an entirely free course open to any plurals (or singular folk who aren’t afraid to dive into plural-centric instructions and modify to singular-appropriate language or exercises) who wish to create a safety plan.
This is a stand-alone class — there are downloadable printables and documents y’all can fill in electronically, etc. It also works with the United Front: Ship’s Log Planner, which has sections to hold portions of your safety plan so that information is at your fingertips when you need it.
Creating a safety plan is recovery-oriented work developed over the last 40-50 years of the consumer/survivor/ex-patient (peer) movement of mental health system users/survivors. We did not “invent” this — we are translating standard instructions to make much better sense to systems who are dedicated to working together towards a shared life &/or folk who are working together towards trauma work and integration. This is 100% compatible alongside standard/conventional therapy, and often therapists will encourage their clients to create a safety plan.
Recovery plans take time and you& may be “perfecting” your plan for months or years. It’s a continual development tool; it can grow as y’all grow, change as y’all change — if you& tweak and tune it. You& can create it alongside other systems in groups or with other support team members or buddies, with some suggestions or input from those who know you& best, or y’all can do this entirely on your& own. At the end of the day, this is something for y’all to work on together internally and externally, to help y’all all leave instructions for anyone who fronts to help you& all be safer together.
This course only covers safety plans; stay tuned for a System Crisis Plan course later. This course will be a prerequisite for the System Crisis Plan course — as much of the work done in this course is imported (with tweaks) to your& System Crisis Plan.
Course Introduction & Prep Materials
Downloadables, printables, introduction, preparation, etc.
All's Well Bell
What it looks like when everything is OK. How to stay well.
Preparing for the Tough Stuff
From less than stellar through downright dangerous; what the signs are, and what y'all plan to do about it.
Putting the Plan to Use
Putting it all to use, and continual improvement.