I am good in a crisis; it is one of my strengths. If a curve ball is thrown at me during the school day, it is never an issue. I am a school social worker; crisis intervention is #2 on my job duty list. I have seen just about every kind of crisis:
This is the short list. There are so many different types of crisis that I have encountered over the year. I try hard to separate myself emotionally. I am not sure if I can articulate it well. However, I need to emotionally separate myself sometimes. I need to keep a clear head so that I can think can be present for the child and the family. I need to help make good decisions, remain calm and help reduce their worries and anxieties.
However, 18 years in I was presented a new crisis. This one hit me hard, it was tough – I cried. I couldn’t help it. I will take this moment today and put my SW (social work) hat back on tomorrow to be there for the family.
Sometimes it is hard to be the one who is there all the time for everyone else. Today, I am grateful for my colleague today. She reminded me it is ok for me to be sad; I am human.