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Ch 7: Crisis Intervention Purpose & Theories

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Watch these engaging video lessons to review methods for preventing school bullying, substance abuse and suicide. You'll also take another look at family challenges and warning signs of child abuse or neglect.

Crisis Intervention Purpose & Theories - Chapter Summary

Get a brief review of the different types of crisis situations before moving on to study the history of school violence, the causes of bullying and the strategies used to end it. You can also take another look at the uses of therapy, counseling and support groups to prevent suicide and treat the causes of substance abuse.

Re-examine the challenges faced by families, such as divorce and domestic violence, along with the issues unique to dual career families, blended families and single parent families. The effects of child abuse and neglect on development are discussed as well. By the time you've finished this chapter, you'll have reviewed intervention strategies for the following:

  • School violence and bullying
  • Suicide triggers
  • Substance abuse
  • Family challenges
  • Child abuse and neglect

Review these crisis intervention theories on your own time with self-paced video lessons featuring tags that allow you to easily navigate between the main topics. View the lessons as many times as you need, and take the multiple-choice quizzes at any point during your studies to determine where to focus your study time.

13 Lessons in Chapter 7: Crisis Intervention Purpose & Theories
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Crisis Situations: Types & Examples

1. Crisis Situations: Types & Examples

In this lesson, we discuss different types of crisis situations. We explore some examples and see how law enforcement handles the different types of crisis situations.

School Violence: Definition, History, Causes & Effects

2. School Violence: Definition, History, Causes & Effects

In this lesson, we will learn the definition and history of school violence. We will also discuss the causes and effects of school violence. There will be a quiz at the end of the lesson.

How to Stop Bullying in School

3. How to Stop Bullying in School

Bullying is a problem all schools - even yours - will face at some point. This lesson will give you strategies (and examples of strategies at work) for curbing a bullying problem in your school.

What Is Suicide? - Definition, Triggers, Underlying Causes & Prevention

4. What Is Suicide? - Definition, Triggers, Underlying Causes & Prevention

Why would a person take their own life? And what can be done to prevent it? In this lesson, we'll look at the reasons for, triggers of, and prevention of suicide.

Substance Use, Abuse, and Dependence: Definition and Causes of Substance Disorders

5. Substance Use, Abuse, and Dependence: Definition and Causes of Substance Disorders

Substance use, abuse, and dependence are often confused with each other. In this lesson, we'll look at the differences between the three and common causes of addiction.

Drug Abuse and Addictions Counseling

6. Drug Abuse and Addictions Counseling

This lesson looks into current and fundamental knowledge of drug abuse and addiction counselors by exploring the terminology and typology of addiction and substances.

Alcohol Abuse Problems: Rates, Effects & Treatment

7. Alcohol Abuse Problems: Rates, Effects & Treatment

This lesson examines alcohol use and abuse from various viewpoints, including biological, sociological, and the various theories on why alcoholism occurs. Treatment is also covered and what a counselor should be aware of when conducting detox.

Rehabilitation Counseling: Definition & Techniques

8. Rehabilitation Counseling: Definition & Techniques

This lesson is a walk through of the issues, ideas, and programs involved with rehabilitation counseling. Included is a step by step process of what it can look like and who is involved.

Family Challenges: Divorce, Blended Families & Family Violence

9. Family Challenges: Divorce, Blended Families & Family Violence

The following lesson covers some of the more challenging issues a growing number of families are currently facing, including divorce, blending of families, and abuse. A short quiz will follow the lesson to check your understanding.

Child Abuse and Neglect: 4 Major Types, Characteristics & Effects

10. Child Abuse and Neglect: 4 Major Types, Characteristics & Effects

Child abuse is a major problem in our world today. Counselors must be educated in the topic, particularly the four types of abuse, their effects, and what to focus on in therapy.

Influences of Sexual Harassment and Abuse on Adolescent Development

11. Influences of Sexual Harassment and Abuse on Adolescent Development

Amid the changes of adolescence, some teens struggle with sexual harassment. Watch this lesson to find out more about the types of sexual harassment, including sexual abuse and sexual bullying, and the effects they have on adolescents.

Issues with Changing Family Patterns

12. Issues with Changing Family Patterns

Families have changed a great deal over time. In this lesson, we'll look at dual career, single parent, and blended families. We'll consider the unique issues each can present.

Crisis Counseling & Intervention Strategies

13. Crisis Counseling & Intervention Strategies

This lesson will explore the important elements of crisis counseling. We will also discuss strategies for intervention. The lesson will end with a short quiz to see what you have learned.

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