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Crisis Intervention in Child Abuse and Neglect
This manual, part of the National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect's User Manual Series, helps caseworkers improve their assistance to children and families in crisis. Sections present a brief overview of crisis; define crisis, identify the elements and phases of crises, highlight client feelings during a crisis, and discuss the psychological effects of crises; and outline the goals of crisis intervention and describe a nine-step crisis intervention model. The manual offers suggestions for involving the entire family in the crisis intervention assessment process; examines specific treatment approaches and techniques, including community systems, multimodal, cognitive behavioral, task-centered, family, and eclectic team approaches; addresses issues relevant to family situations involving marital conflict, step-parenting conflict, unrealistic expectations about children, substance abuse, spouse abuse, mental illness, multiple problems, and poverty; and gives suggestions for termination and follow-up. The manual also identifies the professional supports needed by crisis intervention workers and describes family-centered crisis response models, including Homebuilders, Families, Inc., intensive family services, the Family Crisis Program, and the Interagency Sexual Abuse Council. A glossary of terms and a list of resources are included. Numerous references.
Table of Contents
Table of Contents
Overview of the Manual
Crisis Intervention Goals and Steps
Crisis Intervention Assessment
Crisis Intervention Treatment Approaches and Techniques
Understanding Special Family Situations
Termination and Follow-Up Services
The Crisis Intervention Worker
Family-Centered Crisis Reponse Models
Glossary of Terms
Suggested Citation: Gentry, C. E., & U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (1994). Crisis intervention in child abuse and neglect. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Children's Bureau.
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