Crisis Intervention & Response LESSON #5 — Dealing with Death, Part 1

They have been married for 40 years, the children are grown and out of the house living their own adult lives. It was decided that it was time to down size, retire and pick up with their lives, with each other, where they left off with birth of the first child. She runs to the store to pick up something for dinner and upon her return she finds him unconscious on the floor. The fire department is called but it is too late, her husband of 40 years has suddenly passed away.

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Crisis Intervention & Response LESSON #4 — How Children React

When dealing with children in a crisis situation it is most important to realize that not only the children intimately involved in the crisis are “clients” but also what is being experienced by the young spectators should be addressed. Each reacts to the critical incident with similar reactions involving only minor differences in intensity…sometimes.

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Crisis Intervention & Response LESSON #2 — Who is Qualified / Empathy vs. Sympathy

Operating in the world of crisis response involves both art and science. Certainly, dependent upon a specific situation, there are functions that are book learned ie; science. However, to be truly effective and comfortable with the process, some intuitive thinking comes into play (intuition is defined as a feeling that guides a person to act a certain way without fully understanding why).

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