TRAINING & CONFIDENTIALITY
People who want to become a coach in a MAP Team have to:
fill out an application form, & provide references, and obtain police security clearance
attend a MAP Training Workshop
commit to serve as a coach for at least one year
At the MAP Training Workshop future coaches will learn about the released offenders, the purpose of a MAP Team, and how a MAP Team functions.
They will learn about:
safety & boundaries
resources available in Ottawa for the focal member and how to access them
how to aid the focal member without making him or her dependent
Only after this process can anyone be accepted as a MAP coach.
"There was a lot to learn; about prisons and released offenders, housing and employment, MAP and community services. But mostly I learn about being accepting." - Joan, MAP Mentor
CONFIDENTIALITY: The MAP Team presupposes trust, yet all members need to guard themselves from naiveté. The Coach's security is paramount. MAP training and the MAP support system are geared to keeping coaches safe, while working towards the client's goals. Confidentiality is key to the MAP Team, and will be breached only in cases where clients show signs of potentially harming themselves or others.