- Crisis represents the presence of opportunity and danger and necessitates choice
- Crisis is complicated there are no panaceas/quick fixes
- Emotional, mental, physical, social, environmental and spiritual factors can exacerbate or mitigate crisis
- Crisis intervention involves regaining equilibrium, gaining control of thoughts(wise mind) and identifying and choosing workable alternatives
- There is no one “normal” range of behaviors
- Crisis impacts the person emotionally, cognitively, physically, socially, environmentally and physically
- Persons in crisis are initially at high risk for maladaptive coping or immobilization.
- Resource mobilization should be immediate in order to provide persons in crisis with the tools they need to return to some sort of order and normalcy,
- Facilitating understanding of the event by processing the situation or trauma helps the person gain a better understanding of what has occurred and allowing him or her to express feeling about the experience.
- Problem solving within the context of their situation and feelings is necessary for developing self-efficacy and self-reliance.
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