Unit 5 Assignment: Prevention and Crisis Management

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Terinie Williams Prevention and Crisis Intervention Unit 6 Seminar The 10 questions that a crisis worker should ask during a suicidal assessment is how often do a person has thought of killing himself or herself, how badly does the person want to die, does the person see suicide as a good solution or bad solution, does the person perceive suicide as weak or strong, is it detailed/general, does the person have materials to carry it out, does the person intend to do it soon can anyone/anything stop you, what made you come for help, what has been stopping you, or has the person made other attempts. Out of these 10 questions, I pick the question can anyone or anything stop you. This is the most important question I would ask because if he/she says no, then that means I should be making sure that they are involuntarily hospitalized. I would want an answer to this question from this person to see if they are at a high-risk level of suicidal. Their answer would help to get them the proper help they are going to need in order to save their lives. The population that is most likely to present self-mutilate is adolescence and young adults. Reasons for this behavior is to escape from emotional pain such as anger or anxiety, to release tension, to gain control over seemingly out-of-control emotions, or to physically express pain. Interventions I would use in such cases would be a combination of behavioral therapies and medication, family therapy, or educational therapy. Using the Erikson's Model of Psychosocial Stages of Development, the stage I am going to choose is the adolescence stage. The crisis I choose is identity versus confusion. The role change I would use is that parent fail to listen and understand the needs of a child. The intervention I would use is teach the parents active listening and empathetic understanding skills. Yes, I have encountered my own family
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