ERIC Number: ED419314
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Crisis Intervention in Child Abuse and Neglect. The User Manual Series.
Gentry, Charles E.
Intended for child welfare caseworkers and others working with children and families in crisis, this guide presents principles and techniques of crisis intervention with child abuse or neglect cases. After an overview of the manual, the first section considers a definition of crisis, the elements and phases of crises, and the psychological effects of crises. In the next section, the goals and steps of crisis intervention are introduced using a nine-step model and discussion of crisis teams. The third section provides suggestions for total family involvement in the assessment of the precipitating circumstances and of future risk to the children. The following two sections consider specific treatment approaches (such as the community systems, cognitive-behavioral, or family treatment approaches) and techniques (such as the use of humor and setting limits) as well as special family situations (such as marital conflict, substance abuse, and poverty). The next section offers suggestions for termination and follow-up. The last two sections address the professional supports needed by the crisis intervention worker and five family-centered crisis response models. A summary, glossary of terms, footnote references, and a selected bibliography complete the manual. (Contains 125 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Child Neglect, Child Welfare, Crisis Intervention, Evaluation Methods, Family Involvement, Family Programs, Intervention, Models, Needs Assessment, Teamwork
Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information, 330 C Street, NW, Washington, DC 20447; phone: 800-394-3366.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect (DHHS/OHDS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Westover Consultants, Inc., Washington, DC.