While a is a sudden, pressing necessity, such as when a life is in danger because of an accident, a suicide attempt, or family violence.
It requires immediate attention by law enforcement, CPS, or other professionals trained to respond to life-threatening events.
Describe the steps involved in crisis intervention.
As one client said, "Until you taught me to focus on one thing at a time, I felt like I was a bad person because I couldn't fix everything.
The beneficial outcomes in crisis intervention may be due to traditional agents of change such as cohesion, catharsis, imitative behavior, and the sharing of information.
An ability to share the emotional impact of a traumatic event is an important step in recovery.
Psychotherapy can provide support, knowledge, information and assistance in the recovery process.
A child's disclosure of sexual molestation, the birth of a drug-addicted infant, the discovery of a teenager's dependence on drugs, a parent's arrest for violent behavior, the threat of a family's eviction from public housing, or a parent overwhelmed with the needs of a child illustrate just some of the crises experienced by families.