As you saw in the video clips, your work in the human
services field may take you to a variety of different environments.
Frequently, professionals meet with clients in their homes, community,
medical facilities, or community centers. With each environment comes
different strengths and challenges, including safety for both you and
Thinking about what you have learned thus far in the unit, answer the following:
What are the strengths and challenges of meeting
with clients in the home versus the office? In which setting do you
think the client might be more comfortable? In which setting might you,
as the professional, be more comfortable?
Can you think of any time or reason you would want
to meet in a different location? Where else might you meet with clients?
How would you ensure confidentiality?
What are some safety guidelines you might use when
meeting with clients in different situations? How might your awareness
of safety change from location to location?