Respond to two peers’ initial posts by highlighting a diverse population that may not be addressed by these strategies and offer strategies that could be employed to reach this population.
Remember, as the author of a discussion thread, you are the facilitator of that portion of the discussion.
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Based on your community, what are three significant issues that need to be addressed while communicating with stakeholders? What strategies are you going to employ to address these issues? Support your work with literature.
The three significant issues that would need to be addressed in communicating with the stakeholders would be understanding each chair’s interpretation (and concerns) around the safety, efficacy, and practical innovation of building a residential program as part of a continuum of care. Primary to this, would be the need to create a safe place for genuine dialogue to take place. The goal would be to use the principled negotiation method and seek ‘win-win solutions’ to the problems that stakeholders present, by separating the people from the problem (listening, perspective taking, and legitimizing the emotions) (Heath & Isbel, 2017).
For example, MHS’ CEO has concerns that opening a residential facility for teens would be risky (financially, because the staff to client ratio would need to be so much higher than in an adult facility to ensure the teens were safe; and also because typically the level of staff who apply to work at residential programs are entry level and this too presents risks because boundaries with this population are so vital).
Rather than addressing these concerns as a debate, presenting all the facts that would invalidate the concerns, the emphasis would be on finding the commonalities of finding a shared understandings of the issues and perspectives (Heath & Isbel, 2017). In our example, it’s foreseeable that all the stakeholders would relate to the importance of keeping the children safe, doing this in a fiscally realistic manner, and in creating a program that was innovative enough to hopefully give the LatinX population an added perspective to support recovery while at the same time staying true to evidence based practices for addressing substance use.