A Guide to Crisis Intervention

Author: Kristi Kanel
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1285965817
Category: Education
Page: 336
View: 2344

This practical nuts-and-bolts guide provides readers with the skills necessary to handle any crisis situation. The book utilizes the comprehensive ABC Model of Crisis Intervention, which can be used as effectively for day-to-day interactions as for emergency situations. A GUIDE TO CRISIS INTERVENTION, 5th Edition addresses such crises as drug abuse, secondary PTSD, crisis worker burnout, AIDS, suicide, death and dying, Alzheimer's, and victimization and abuse. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Crisis Intervention Handbook

Assessment, Treatment, and Research
Author: Kenneth Yeager,Albert Roberts
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190201061
Category: Social Science
Page: 800
View: 8627

Fewer concepts in American society have received more attention recently than the need for skilled crisis intervention. Images of crises inundate internet and newspaper headlines, television screens and mobile devices. As a result of the growing amount of acute crisis events portrayed in the media that impact the lives of the general public, interest in crisis intervention, response teams, management, and stabilization has grown tremendously. Skills and methods to effectively manage acute crisis situations are in high demand. While many claim to understand the rapidly growing demand for effective crisis management, few provide clearly outlined step-by-step processes to educate and guide health and mental health professionals. This is a thorough revision of the first complete and authoritative handbook that prepares the crisis counselor for rapid assessment and timely crisis intervention in the 21st century. Expanded and fully updated, the Crisis Intervention Handbook: Assessment, Treatment, and Research, Fourth Edition focuses on crisis intervention services for persons who are victims of natural disasters, school-based and home-based violence, violent crimes, and personal or family crises. It applies a unifying model of crisis intervention, making it appropriate for front-line crisis workers-clinical psychologists, social workers, psychiatric-mental health nurses, and graduate students who need to know the latest steps and methods for intervening effectively with persons in acute crisis.

Crisis Intervention Strategies

Author: Richard K. James,Burl E. Gilliland
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305888081
Category: Education
Page: 752
View: 2548

Based on the authors' extensive experience in crisis intervention and teaching crisis intervention courses, this authoritative text presents the latest skills and techniques for handling crisis situations. CRISIS INTERVENTION STRATEGIES, 8th Edition features the authors' task model, which illustrates and elucidates the process of dealing with people in crisis. Using this model, the authors build specific strategies for handling a myriad of different crisis situations, accompanied in many cases with dialogue that a practitioner might use when working with the individual in crisis. Two new chapters systematically illuminate the topics of families in crisis and legal and ethical issues in crisis intervention. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.


A Handbook of Immediate Person-to-Person Help (6th Ed.)
Author: Kenneth France
Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher
ISBN: 0398081077
Category: Medical
Page: 338
View: 9811

In this exceptional new sixth edition, the author has retained the practical framework for offering immediate problem-solving assistance to persons in crisis. Therefore, the goal of this updated and expanded edition is to provide knowledge and methods applicable to particular crisis circumstances. Specific topics include: core concepts that are fundamental to all intervention efforts, crisis theory and the philosophy of crisis intervention, basic communication and problem-solving skills, suicide prevention, assistance for terminally ill persons, bereavement counseling, intervention with crime victims, rape counseling, negotiating with armed perpetrators, group strategies, family and marital interventions, disaster relief, case management, physical facilities, modes of contact, community relations, selection, training, and burnout prevention procedures. The handbook also details a review of the research on crisis intervention and how individual intervenors can build upon that knowledge. Numerous case examples presented in the handbook (with fictitious names) are based on actual occurrences the author has encountered. The techniques in this book are applicable to crisis centers, hotlines, Internet-based services, victim-assistance programs, college counseling centers, hospitals, schools, correctional facilities, children and youth programs, and other human service settings. The Study Questions at the end of each chapter are designed to serve as useful applications of crisis intervention theories and principles. Intended for caregivers whose work involves crisis intervention efforts, this is an informative resource for counselors, social workers, psychologists, nurses, physicians, clergy, correctional officers, parole and probation officers, and lay volunteers.

Humanitarian Crises, Intervention and Security

A Framework for Evidence-Based Programming
Author: Liesbet Heyse,Andrej Zwitter,Rafael Wittek,Joost Herman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134418957
Category: Political Science
Page: 238
View: 1819

This book presents a new framework of analysis to assess natural and man-made disasters and humanitarian crises, and the feasibility of interventions in these complex emergencies. The past half-century has witnessed a dramatic increase in such crises - such as in Haiti, Iraq and Sudan - and this volume aims to pioneer a theory-based, interdisciplinary framework that can assist students and practitioners in the field to acquire the skills and expertise necessary for evidence-based decision-making and programming in humanitarian action. It has four major objectives: To provide a tool for diagnosing and understanding complex emergencies, and build on the concepts of state security and human security to provide a ‘Snap-Shot Analysis’ of the status quo; To provide a tool for analysing the causes of crises as well as the related stakeholder field; To provide a frame to structure and analyse the information required to evaluate, monitor and/or design interventions for different actors on a project and/or programme level; To combine concepts used in the humanitarian field with underlying theory in a practically relevant way. The book will be of much interest to students of humanitarian intervention, human security, peacebuilding, development studies, peace studies and IR in general.

Crisis Intervention Case Book

Author: Alan Cavaiola,Joseph E. Colford
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0618946314
Category: Medical
Page: 304
View: 3218

Cavaiola and Colford’s CASES IN CRISIS INTERVENTION explores key topics in crisis intervention with practical cases, serving as an excellent, application-oriented tool for students in the helping professions. Topics and settings in CASES IN CRISIS INTERVENTION include domestic violence, child maltreatment, bereavement, school crises and workplace crises. The range of examples will help prepare students with the information they need to succeed in professional practice. Each chapter begins with discussion questions to help foster critical thinking in students. In addition, the text contains an overview of recent crisis data and research, helping to contextualize the case featured in each chapter. CASES IN CRISIS INTERVENTION can be used as a stand-alone text for any crisis intervention course, or it can be used as a companion to Cavaiola and Colford’s A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO CRISIS INTERVENTION. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Crisis Intervention

A Practical Guide
Author: Alan A. Cavaiola,Joseph E. Colford
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1506322395
Category: Social Science
Page: 456
View: 1034

Crisis Intervention takes into account various environments and populations across the lifespan to provide students with practical guidelines for managing crises. Drawing on over 25 years of relevant experience, authors Alan A. Cavaiola and Joseph E. Colford cover several different types of crises frequently encountered by professionals in medical, school, work, and community settings. Models for effectively managing these crises are presented along with the authors’ own step-by-step approach, the Listen–Assess–Plan–Commit (LAPC) model, giving students the freedom to select a model that best fits their personal style or a given crisis. Future mental health professionals will gain the knowledge, skills, and confidence to help their clients manage the crises they will encounter in their day-to-day lives.

Crisis Intervention

Theory and Methodology
Author: Donna C. Aguilera
Publisher: Mosby Incorporated
Category: Medical
Page: 335
View: 8079

An authoritative reference which offers clear, concise guidelines for effectively counseling patients overwhelmed with crisis situations. This book provides thorough coverage of short-term therapy, which spans disciplines such as nursing, social work, community and public health, psychology and counseling.

School-Based Crisis Intervention

Preparing All Personnel to Assist
Author: Melissa Allen Heath,Dawn Sheen
Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 1462527655
Category: Psychology
Page: 174
View: 9855

When a student is in dire need of emotional support, caring adults in the school can make a difference. This essential resource helps practitioners prepare all school personnel to respond sensitively and effectively to children and adolescents in crisis. Packed with user-friendly features--including over 50 reproducible tools--the book provides crucial guidance for helping students cope with such stressful circumstances as bullying, abuse, parental divorce, chronic illness, depression, loss, and more. The emphasis is on giving teachers and staff basic crisis intervention skills: how to react, what to say, and what to do to create a safe and supportive environment. In a large-size format with lay-flat binding to facilitate photocopying, the volume's utility is enhanced by many specific training ideas and activities. This book is in The Guilford Practical Intervention in the Schools Series, edited by T. Chris Riley-Tillman.

Crisis Intervention

Author: Peter Seaton
Publisher: N.A
Page: 32
View: 9294

Life Space Crisis Intervention

Talking with Students in Conflict
Author: Nicholas James Long,Mary M. Wood,Frank A. Fecser
Publisher: Pro Ed
Category: Education
Page: 266
View: 5468

Elements of Crisis Intervention: Crisis and How to Respond to Them, 3rd

Author: James Greenstone,Sharon Leviton
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0495007811
Category: Education
Page: 160
View: 2732

Designed to help in day-to-day, on-the-scene crisis intervention, ELEMENTS OF CRISIS INTERVENTION: CRISES AND HOW TO RESPOND TO THEM, 3e offers a nuts-and-bolts presentation of the most important information and concepts needed to be an effective crisis worker. Using a practical, hands-on approach, this one-of-a-kind text provides information, strategies, and guidelines in a quick-reference, outline format. The emotional equivalent of physical first aid, crisis intervention is the act of interrupting the downward spiral of maladaptive behavior as skillfully and as quickly as possible--and returning the sufferer to a pre-crisis level of coping. Effective crisis intervention is about management, not resolution. The goal of this text is to present the basic elements of crisis intervention so that they can be applied to varying crisis situations. A concise handbook for helping professionals who work on the front lines of crisis intervention, it is perfect for crisis interveners, first responders, counselors, nurses, disaster responders, EMTs, law enforcement, human service workers, psychologists, social workers, teachers, agency directors, military, and any other professionals who encounter crisis situations. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

School Crisis Prevention and Intervention

Author: Mary Margaret Kerr
Publisher: Waveland Press
ISBN: 1478634235
Category: Education
Page: 199
View: 4511

How can schools and their communities effectively prepare for and respond to emergencies? Or even a serious disruption? Mary Margaret Kerr, a nationally recognized expert in school crisis response and a leading urban educator, synthesizes and assembles the best practices of law enforcement, threat assessment, psychology, and communications in a single, streamlined volume. This practical guide prepares school personnel, including counselors and administrators, with the requisite skills at all crisis stages—from preparation and prevention to intervention and recovery. Dozens of actual cases illustrate key concepts and procedures, while allowing readers to assess their preparedness. Helpful forms and checklists help readers set priorities and ensure accountability. Interactive features encourage readers to reflect critically, consider solutions, and apply their skills.

Adolescent Girls in Crisis

Intervention and Hope
Author: Martha B. Straus
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393704471
Category: Psychology
Page: 398
View: 5351

Making a difference amid a culture of despair. From anorexia to sex to depression and pregnancy, the lives of teen girls are often awash in rage and despair. Martha B. Straus, a seasoned therapist, describes how to reach the children behind these often frightening behaviors and how to help them cope. Topics addressed include oppositional defiant disorder, trauma, eating disorders, and attachment problems.

Crisis Intervention Book 2

The Practitioner's Sourcebook for Brief Therapy
Author: Howard J. Parad,Libbie G. Parad
Publisher: Fenestra Books
ISBN: 9781587365348
Category: Psychology
Page: 416
View: 6748

What could be more timely than this outstanding update on crisis intervention theory and its application to current concerns facing the mental health delivery system? Howard and Libbie Parad's opening chapter on crisis intervention is state-of-the-art and should be required reading for everyone in mental health care, regardless of experience or service setting. With a rapidly increasing demand for crisis intervention services, all clinicians need to be familiar with the applications of crisis intervention techniques. A generation ago, Howard Parad took major leadership in developing and introducing crisis intervention theory and practice. Building on this tradition and in the context of a very different world, Libbie and Howard Parad have developed a well-integrated and edited volume that presents the latest in theory and practice in the areas of stress, crisis, and time limited treatment. This volume offers expanded and sophisticated conceptualizations of the meaning of stress in mental and emotional health and illness. It guides readers to a number of valuable and practical brief therapy models for prevention, change and growth. Crisis Intervention, Book 2 is an invaluable resource for all clinical practitioners, trainers, and teachers.

Crisis Intervention and Trauma Response

Theory and Practice
Author: Barbara Rubin Wainrib, EdD,Ellin Bloch, PhD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826111753
Category: Medical
Page: 209
View: 1280


Crisis Intervention Verbatim

Author: Nira Kfir
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317770501
Category: Psychology
Page: 175
View: 6055

First published in 1989. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Regional Intervention Politics in Africa

Crisis, Hegemony, and the Transformation of Subjectivity
Author: Stefanie Wodrig
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1315436728
Category: History
Page: 188
View: 4656

This book analyses regional interventions in African conflict spaces by engaging with political discourse theory. Interventions are a performance of agency, but what happens if interventions are performed by forces that scholars have hardly ever considered as relevant agents in this regard? Based on a study of regional politics towards the crises in Burundi and Zimbabwe, the book analyses how these interventions shaped and changed the emerging regional interveners. The book engages political discourse theory, proposing an understanding of intervention as a field, in which multiple and heterogeneous interpretations of the violence, the crisis, and the future post-conflict order ‘meet'. It is not hard to imagine that this encounter is not harmonious per se but full of frictions. By making use of political discourse theory as a grammar for studying the complexity of an intervention, the focus is directed to the emerging subjectivities of regional interveners. This enables a view of regional interventions that neither reduces their subjectivity to universalist categories associated with 'liberal peace' nor overenthusiastically embraces them as the solution to all problems. This book will be of interest to students of international intervention, discourse theory, African politics, war and conflict studies, security studies and IR.

Social and Psychological Problems of Women

Prevention and Crisis Intervention
Author: Annette U. Rickel,Meg Gerrard,Ira Iscoe
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780891163305
Category: Psychology
Page: 322
View: 2046

Assessment for Crisis Intervention

A Triage Assessment Model
Author: Rick Myer
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Category: Education
Page: 157
View: 5709

Handling crisis situations is a scary and often intimidating task for many beginning and even seasoned counselors, social workers, human service workers, psychologists, nurses, police officers and other professionals. Assessment is the foundation and most critical process in crisis intervention since it helps provide the practitioner with essential information reducing the trial and error method that many practitioners find themselves using Myer discusses a three-dimensional model for understanding the assessment process using affect, cognition, and behavior reactions as the three core components of the assessment process. Unique in its focus on assessment in crisis intervention, this text provides a needed element that is often left out or treated superficially in other crisis intervention texts. Benefits: A useful Triage Assessment Form: Crisis Intervention helps train students and practitioners in an effective method for assessing crisis situations. Case examples illustrate concepts and techniques discussed and demonstrate the use of the Triage Assessment Model with clients. Basic skills needed to help understand clients in crisis are discussed to help readers master essential skills. The author provides helpful guidance in "thinking through" how to do assessments in crisis situations. Discussion of the important differences between crisis assessment and other assessment, such as symptom and psycho/social history assessments clarify the process for students. Study resources in every chapter include Points to Remember and Study Questions.