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close this bookPersonal Safety in Cross-Cultural Transition (Peace Corps)
close this folderUnit two: Rape and personal safety
close this folderSession II: In-country design on rape and personal safety
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View the documentAttachment A: Developing a critical incident for session II, step 3b.
View the documentAttachment B: Sample situations for step 9.b
View the documentAttachment C: Case study on AMY
View the documentAttachment D: Role play: Supporting a rape victim
View the documentPeace corps manual section: Sexual assault

Attachment A: Developing a critical incident for session II, step 3b.


Here are some helpful hints for developing your country specific critical incidents.

1. Keep a critical incident brief.

2. You want to provide enough information to tell readers who is involved, what has taken place and where, but you don't want to belabor the story with too much detail.

3. Leave the situation unresolved so readers have the opportunity to suggest how they would handle the situation.

4. Critical incidents are best when based on real-life situations. Use your own personal experiences of the country or draw upon other staff to provide this background.

5. Describe a situation in which a Volunteer would face an uncomfortable or possibly threatening experience, then ask the readers how they would handle the situation.