Pocket Guide to Crisis Intervention

ISBN-10: 0195382900
ISBN-13: 9780195382907
Edition: 2009
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Book details

Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/2/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Crisis workers make split-second decisions every day that affect the mental health and well-being of individuals, families, and entire communities. They support and guide people through health diagnoses, bankruptcies, sexual assaults, deaths of loved ones, suicide attempts, and natural or man-made disasters from the front lines. While professions vary from mental health professionals, emergency responders, educators, business managers or volunteers such as suicide hotline workers, all have a common and urgent need for a rapid reference that covers every type of traumatic event they may be asked to respond to in the course of an unpredictable and highly stressful day. The Pocket Guide to Crisis Intervention is a complete crisis toolkit, a trusted resource to consult on the fly, packed with easy-to-follow, step-by-step evidence-based protocols for responding effectively to a broad range of traumatic events. Checklists, bullets, and boxes highlight symptoms & warning signs and provide action plans, do's & don'ts, and screening & assessment questions. The open layout and two-color design make this pocket guide as visually appealing as it practical, ensuring at-a-glance lookup of the essentials of managing the most common types of crisis. More than just a collection of action lists, though, this pocket guide explains theories and models in clear, jargon-free language, offering tips for clinical practice, treatment planning, referrals, and coordinating services as needed. It can be used as a field manual for seasoned professionals or as a training tool for new recruits and practitioners seeking to sharpen their skills.

D.S.W. from U. of Maryland. Chairman of Administration of Justice Department. Author or co-author of ten books, many in second or third editions, among them: Moraskin/Roberts: Visions for Change: Crime and Justice in the Twenty-First Century 2 ND (PH, 1998, 444 pp. $55.00), Roberts: Crisis Intervention Handbook: Assessment, Treatment, and Research 2/e (O.U.P., 2000), Roberts ed. Juvenile Justice: Policies, Programs, and Services 2/e (Wadsworth, 1998, 300 pp. $45.95) He has also published two other books with Sage: Crisis Intervention and Time-Limited Cognitive Treatment - pub�d.1/95, sales to date of 2,585/$61,662 (2,290 paper/$50,497) Helping Crime Victims: Research, Policy and Practice � pub�d 6/90, sales to date of 3,031/$57,325 (2,425 paper/$40,943)  

Definition and Nature of Crisis
Public vs. Private Crisis
Events that Precipitate a Crisis
Twelve Characteristics and Indicators of a Crisis-Prone Person
Types of Crises
Burgess and Roberts' Stress-Crisis-Trauma Continuum
Psychophysiological Reactions to a Crisis
Stress Symptomatology and the General Adaptation Syndrome
Common Signs, Symptoms, and Psychological Responses to Crisis (Emotional, Cognitive, and Behavioral)
Roberts' Seven Stage Crisis Intervention Model (R-SSCIM)
The Crisis Management Plan
Dos and Don'ts for Crisis Hotline Workers
Steps for Handling Difficult or Hostile Callers to a Hotline
Suicide Risk Assessment Protocol and Warning Signs
Crisis Intervention with Families
Crisis Intervention with Substance Abusers
Crisis Intervention with Accident Survivors
Crisis Intervention with Violent Crime Victims
Crisis Intervention with Abused Children
Crisis Intervention with Battered Women
Crisis Intervention with Sexual Assault Victims
Crisis Intervention with Mental Illness: Determining Safety Needs
Crisis Intervention after the Death of a Loved One
Crisis Intervention with Children in the Aftermath of School Violence
Crisis Intervention after Natural Disasters-Hurricanes, Earthquakes, Floods
Crisis Intervention after Terrorist Bombings in Planes, Railroads, or Buildings
Crisis Intervention after Bio-terrorism
Crisis Intervention with Homicide Survivors
The 10 Stages of Acute Traumatic Stress Management (ATSM)
Critical Incident Stress Debriefing Model
Multi-Component Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM)
Signs and Symptoms of Clinician Stress and Burnout
Stress Reduction and Coping Skills for Clinicians Working in Crisis and Disaster Relief Positions

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