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Title: Crisis Intervention in Child Abuse and Neglect
Author(s): C E Gentry
Corporate Author: Westover Consultants, Inc.
United States of America
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 76
Sponsoring Agency: Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information
Washington, DC 20013
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
US Dept of Health and Human Services
Washington, DC 20447
Westover Consultants, Inc.
Greenbelt, MD 20770
Contract Number: HHS-105-89-1730
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
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United States of America

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Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information
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Washington, DC 20013
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Training (Handbook/Manual)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This manual on crisis intervention in child abuse and neglect is intended primarily for caseworkers who want to improve their assistance to children and families in crisis.
Abstract: The information is also intended for police officers, judges, educators, health care providers, and mental health counselors in the field of child protection. An overview explains the nature of a crisis, the elements of crises, the phases of crisis, client feelings during crisis, and psychological effects of crisis. The six goals of crisis treatment and a nine-step crisis intervention model are next presented. The role of crisis intervention teams, the use of specialized multidisciplinary teams, and the use of crisis as an opportunity to initiate change are explained. Additional sections focus on crisis intervention assessment, crisis intervention treatment approaches and techniques, techniques to use in special situations such as parental mental illness, and termination and followup issues. Further sections explain issues related to crisis intervention workers and describe family-centered crisis response models. Glossary, reference notes, reading lists, and list of other resources
Main Term(s): Juvenile victims
Index Term(s): Child abuse situation remedies; Child welfare; Crisis intervention; Juvenile dependency and neglect
Note: NCCAN User Manual Series
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