If you intervene, here are some steps to consider:
Decide your strategy and degree of initiative to take.
Protect other sources of information.
"sources" in ways to reduce of dispel
rumors while assuring
Whenever possible, use only the data from your observations.
Be clear about your role and the limitations of your role.
Foster a positive relational style.
Unconditional positive regard.
Communication skills: e.g. "I messages."
Project "loyal" friendship.
When confrontive, "speaks the truth in love."
If another should need to intervene:
If possible, get permission to facilitate another to be a pastor
or to make a referral. In extreme and emergency situations this
may not be possible.
Attempt to get the chaplain needing help to take responsibility
for who will be his/her pastor. You may need to urge from the
Consider all ramifications of the intervention, e.g. the impact
on the other's career.