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    Crisis intervention is demonstrated through these questions:

    1. List and describe (in your own words) the steps in the Six-Step Model of crisis intervention.

    2. Explain the differences between the principles of long-term therapy and crisis intervention.

    3. Indicate the phases of recovery for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and briefly explain each phase.

    4. You have been called out to a scene in which a 35-year-old woman is experiencing a crisis. Her husband just committed suicide and she is distraught about her circumstances. What information would you want to know before intervening? After finding out the necessary information, how would you handle this case?

    5. Based on the scenario described in Question 4, provide one example each of the various active listening skills in response to the following statement from the woman in crisis: I'm ruined, my life is over...This is hopeless, I can't go on. Killing myself is the only answer.

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    Crisis Intervention
    1. List and describe (in your own words) the steps in the Six-Step Model of crisis intervention.
    A. Assessing the crisis situation - is important for making sense of the various causes and reasons due to which the crisis occurred in the first place.
    B. forming a partnership with family - is necessary for being able to form a good trusting relationship with the family members involved, especially to enable children to feel safer.
    C. examining contributing factors - further assessment of the contributing and consequent factors and situations allow for a better judgment for handling a crisis, from a social work and psychological intervention frame of works and point of views.
    D. assessing family strengths and coping strategies - leading the main affected person to a place or space where s/he can feel a sense of personal control over their lives requires the exercise of holding on to own selves without falling apart. This enables the affected individuals, such as in the cases of a traumatic divorce or sudden child injury, to develop acceptance of the crisis and become relatively resilient in their nerves to have a bearing over their difficult situation/s.
    E. preparing for termination of a crisis - once with the help of social workers doctors and psychologists, the affected individual feels much better and actual situation has been correctly assessed with the issue being primarily resolved or in resolution, getting ready for bringing the crisis to a closure is necessary for physical and mental recuperation of the affected individuals from the shocks of the crisis situation.
    F. follow up - always following up in a couple of weeks' time with the affected individuals is an excellent practice ...

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