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NCJ Number: 98648 Find in a Library
Title: Crisis Intervention - Contemporary Issues for On-Site Interveners
Author(s): J E Hendricks
Date Published: 1985
Page Count: 211
Sponsoring Agency: Charles C. Thomas
Springfield, IL 62704
Sale Source: Charles C. Thomas
2600 South First Street
Springfield, IL 62704
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This manual instructs preservice and inservice criminal justice personnel in how to intervene in crises involving domestic violence, child abuse and neglect, elder abuse, and suicide.
Abstract: Following an introduction to the rudiments of crisis intervention, the author discusses methods for crisis assessment and conflict management in both general and criminal justice settings. Procedures for successful intervention are detailed and subsequently applied to particular types of crises. An overview of domestic violence considers the ineffectiveness of the criminal justice system in dealing with it, its nature and extent, contributing factors, participant profiles, and the cycle of violence. After detailing crisis intervention steps for domestic violence, diagrams, role plays, and situational information are provided to help upgrade the reader's intervention skills. The overview of child abuse and neglect analyzes it as a social process, with legal issues impacting to define the nature and extent of the crisis. Intervention strategies are proposed. The chapter on 'elder abuse' synthesizes elder abuse theories to present a societal problem expected to grow in the future. Effective strategic procedures for individual interveners and policymakers are presented. A subsequent chapter on suicide intervention presents information on the theory and processes of suicide prevention and intervention, the incidence of suicide, and causal factors. Assessment and intervention approaches are described. Chapters on how to reduce stress and avoid professional burn out and on techniques for teaching crisis intervention conclude the book. Chapter references, discussion questions, and a subject index are provided.
Index Term(s): Burnout syndrome; Child abuse; Crisis intervention training; Crisis management; Domestic assault; Elder Abuse; Suicide
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