Care IQ Reminders

Some situations go beyond regular friendship and care. They aren't going to be fixed. When you think you might be in a Care IQ situation, here are some key tools:

  • Learn to ask, "What's my role?"

  • Determine your boundaries. What can and can't, could and shouldn't you do? You aren't responsible for the other person's outcome.

  • Listen. Not to fix or to fit them into your world of experience, but to understand their situation from their perspective; how they see/feel it. Validate Feelings, ask questions to better understand, ask 'What could I do that would be helpful to you today?'

  • Widen the circle of care. Involve professionals, friends, family, employer, whoever seems appropriate.