Future Trends of Crisis Intervention in the Human Services Delivery Systems January 23, 2013 A crisis is an occurrence where an individual experiences a quick loss of the ability to solve a problem or cope very easily. Crisis intervention is a method that is used to offer prompt, short term support for those individuals that experience some incidences that cause emotional, mental or even physiological distress or complication. Changes in crisis intervention are important to the changing world for various reasons, such as ensuring that the crisis is reported immediately and that the crisis is attended to in a timely manner. When there are many types of crisis happening at one time the preparation that is involved is necessary to help people and reduce the intensity of the victim’s reaction and also help those who are affected return to a mode of functioning that may have been interrupted by the crisis. Today there are coping mechanisms and education that can help get a victim through a crisis and in the future there will be more advanced training because we learn from mistakes or things that have worked in the past may work in the future as well but there will always be changes and continued training for those who specialize in these areas.
The 1st step of unfreezing helps to melt personnel's resistance to change. Unfreezing can be done by disseminating information about adverse drug errors and their incidence at MGH. By using a persuasive message, it supports the need for change. Issuing information to the users about nonreimbursement procedures from the CMS will help to pass the information needed to prepare for the change. Dealing with the fear of change and anxiety is important to help open employees to change.
Schafer once said “The purpose of futures studies is not to know the future but to make better decisions today.” By this I take it that he is saying that if we study and prepare ourselves that when the issues arise we will be able to make the correct decisions. When it comes down to policing there are always going to be problems and issues, and officers always have to be ready for anything. The main thing that officers have to keep in mind is that they will learn by risk and error, for example the weather. We see the weather channel and we dress and prepare accordingly for the weather, like if it is raining we will need an umbrella; but when it comes to policing there is no way of preparing for the day or any unforeseeable problems. Error is something that every police officer has to learn from when it comes to being in a very hectic and unpredictable field.
Police officers must always prepare themselves for the worst case scenario in an emergency call. Officers who believe a call is just a simple matter are not prepared that puts themselves at risk in addition to the public at any given time. In this instance the subculture here is to protect and serve. What Steps Might You Take as a Police Administrator to Prevent This From Occurring It can be difficult to prevent subcultures from developing in your jurisdiction. Possibly to recognize and identify the groups that can develop and maintain a diverse staff to prevent subcultures.
Workers must be consulted about managing WHS in the workplace. | True | False | c. Everyone in the workplace should have the opportunity to contribute to the development of WHS policies and procedures. | True | False | d. Daily inspections of the physical environment can help to eliminate workplace hazards. | True | False | e. Step three in the process of/risk management is to control risks. | True | False | f. The most effective way to control a risk is to eliminate the hazard.
Before implementing risk controls, you need to assess the potential effectiveness and possible consequences. You should then suggest a realistic and acceptable time frame for implementation of controls and ensure that deadlines are complied with. Employees should also be consulted as they might have good ideas of what can be done to reduce the likelihood of injury or damage. Also when controls are to be implemented, organizations should communicate proposed plans to affected employees via a form of specific training, staff notices or the revision and a public workplace statement of revised standard operating procedures. It is important to identify and implement WHS procedures and instructions to keep aware of Possible hazardous occurrences, and to be on top of workplace WHS.
As stated in Emergency Management “Emergency management rests on three pillars: a knowledge of history, an understanding of human nature expressed in the social sciences, and specialized technical expertise in response mechanisms. History tells what happened, suggesting what events could occur again, and provides examples of how others have dealt with crisis. Social science suggests why people react to crisis in certain ways and why some methods of crisis response succeed and others fail. The technical expertise demanded of the emergency manager addresses how crisis is managed, both in the immediate response, but more importantly, in the development of strategies to reduce risk and build community resilience. This chapter considers the first leg of the tripod on which emergency management rests, that of historical
Crisis Management may be defined as the process of preparing for and responding to an unpredictable negative event to prevent it from turning into an even bigger problem, or becoming a full-blown, widespread, life-threatening disaster. It involves the execution of well-coordinated actions to control the damage and preserve or restore confidence in the system under crisis. Risk management, on the other hand, is a process for identifying, assessing, and prioritizing risks of different kinds. Once the risks are identified, the risk manager will create a plan to minimize or eliminate the impact of negative events. Common risks include things like accidents in the workplace or fires, tornadoes, earthquakes, and other natural disasters.
Communications in Homeland Security Communication in Homeland Security hasn’t been very successful for example, with FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) and other agencies which has been an ongoing issue when a disaster/attack strikes. I’m going to discuss the various communication issues with the different agencies like FEMA including the public which will be more explored because of the recent disaster. I will discuss how both agencies work together, a little of each history and the communication and disconnect. The Federal Emergency Management Agency coordinates with the federal government's role in preparing for preventing, mitigating the effects of responding to, and recuperating from all domestic disasters, whether natural
What action to take if you suspect abuse… Every member of staff has a professional and moral duty to report any witnessed or suspected abuse to their senior or line manager. If you witness/suspect abuse or any unsafe practices firstly ensure the safety of the individual (if in immediate danger). If you witness unsafe practices discuss with the colleague about the unsafe practice and the risks involved; show the safe way to do and explain how it minimises the risk. All abuse allegations and unsafe practices MUST be reported to your senior or line manager on duty IMMEDIATELY. Ensure any verbal reports have been put into writing and make a copy for your manager and keep a copy for yourself!