Offering the latest information on crisis intervention and time-limited treatment strategies, this practical sourcebook will equip practitioners with the knowledge to respond and deal effectively with individuals in crisis. Each chapter presents state-of-the-art information about high-risk crisis intervention, and includes detailed case illustrations and brief treatment techniques. Based on the seven-stage intervention model, these guidelines thoroughly address the specifics of work with sexual assault survivors, adolescents who attempt suicide, family members in crisis, people with AIDS and their families, alcoholics, unemployed people, stalking victims, and disaster and terrorist survivors. The book concludes with explora
Chapter 3: Crisis Intervention Units and Centers in the United States: A National Survey
Crisis Intervention Units and Centers in the United States: A National Survey
Each year, millions of people experience crisis-inducing stressful events. Unable to afford the high cost of psychotherapy, many individuals in crisis never see a social worker, clinical psychologist, or psychiatrist in private practice. They must find some other method of obtaining immediate professional help. Consequently, over 1.5 million persons in acute crisis annually seek help from a crisis center or hotline in their community. Whether the person in crisis is suffering from depression, a suicide attempt, substance abuse, marital problems, or homelessness, trained volunteers and professional staff are available 24 hours a day to respond to callers in crisis.
Throughout the nation, ...