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Crisis Management

Investigate the laws and rules of crisis assessment and hospitalization in the State and Community of Georgia. Can tell how you would have a client hospitalized if you were in an outpatient setting or at a home visit and determined that the client was at a high risk of suicide or homicide or was unable to care for himself or herself. What other mental professionals would you need to consult with about this process? How would you be sure that your communication with them was effective and professional? Provide examples of a few community resources available to clients who are in various types and stages of crises.

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Investigate the laws and rules of crisis assessment and hospitalization in the State and Community of Georgia.

(1) Canyou tell how you would have a client hospitalized if you were in an outpatient setting or at a home visit and determined that the client was at a high risk of suicide or homicide or was unable to care for himself or herself. Two crisis intervention program located in Georgia are described in the following discussion. In response to the first question, the criteria are listed for admitting a person in a hospital setting.

(a) The Crisis Stabilization Program for Children and Adolescents is a medically monitored short-term residential service that provides psychiatric and behavioral stabilization, and detoxification for seriously, emotionally disturbed youth. The program is designed to serve as an alternative to hospitalization in state hospitals. This program cites the following criteria for the admission of patients: (a) the person demonstrates symptoms that are consistent with the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV-TR [APA], 2000) criteria, (b) potential patients require and respond to therapeutic interventions, (c) they are medically stable, (d) the individual is in imminent of danger to self and others, (e) shows significant psychiatric morbidity as evidence by symptoms or behaviors that require continuous monitoring or assessment (e.g. severe psychosis), and (e) drug or alcohol use that requires crisis care (Lakeside crisis stabilization).

(b) The Department of Psychiatry at Grady Memorial Hospital is the Central ...

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