Crisis Intervention with Adolescents
Level: Advanced Practice – Lineworker
Intended Audience: New and current child welfare personnel wanting to enhance their ability to provide effective crisis intervention to adolescents in trouble
- Identify the stressors affecting adolescents in care.
- Examine how thoughts and perceptions influence behaviors
- Discuss the concepts of irrational beliefs and defense mechanisms
- Present the dynamics of the Conflict cycle paradigm
- Identify the four choices in handling adolescent behavior
- Practice specific talking strategies to de-escalate crisis events and help youth gain insight into their self-defeating pattern of behaving
- Stress and Crisis
- Conflict Cycle Paradigm
- Managing the Surface Behaviors of Youth Under Stress
- Six Stages of a Crisis Interview
- Reclaiming and Re-educating Interventions
CalSWEC Competencies Addressed:
2.12 Students understand how attachment, separation, and placement affect a child and family and how these experiences may influence a child’s physical, cognitive, social and emotional development.
2.18 Student demonstrates the ability to engage and work with involuntary clients.
Independent Living Skills & Youth