Crisis Education and Service Program Designs, is a guide for educators, administrators, and clinical trainers who may otherwise feel ill-prepared for the complex tasks of teaching, program development, supervision, and consultation in the crisis-care arena. The book provides a framework for more systematic inclusion of crisis content in health and human-service programs. Readers will find that this book fills the current gaps in knowledge and training, and fosters a more holistic practice by all human-service professionals. It shows how effective leadership, training, and timely support contribute to crisis workers’ effective practice with people in crisis.
"Amidst a rather confusing cacophony of information about crisis intervention emerges a comprehensive publication that serves as a pragmatic roadmap for the development of culturally germane crisis curriculum, service-delivery programs, and the provision of efficacious training within a clinically integrative and cost effective health systems framework." —Paul T. Del Bel LCSW, MBA, Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Service (BHCS)
"As the number of disasters and more personal crises increase worldwide, the need for programs that can rapidly deliver care to those affected by a crisis is expanding dramatically. This book provides concrete help to those designing crisis programs and educating crisis workers for the future." —Betty D. Morgan PhD, PMHCNS, BC, coauthor of Psychiatric and Mental Health Essentials in Primary Care
Part I: Background and Overview of the Crisis Field. The Significance and Urgency of Crisis and Psychosocial Care. Illustrations of Education, Training, and Comprehensive Service Needs in Crisis and Psychosocial Care. Part II: Education and Training Program Development and Implementation. Essentials of Educational and Clinical Training Programs. Implementing Core Content. Differential Application of Core Crisis Content. Part III: Crisis Service Organization, Management, and Delivery. Service Program Planning and Development. Essential Program Elements and Organizational Structure. Program Management and Evaluation. Part IV: Closing the Gap Between Essential Knowledge, Attitudes, and Service Delivery Skills. From Classroom to Interdisciplinary Service Models: Diversity Perspectives. Crisis Consultation and Community Education.