Comprehensive, Culturally Approriate, and Competency-Based Workforce Development.

CWDS Curriculum

Crisis Intervention with Adolescents

Level: Advanced Practice – Lineworker

Credits: 6

Intended Audience: New and current child welfare personnel wanting to enhance their ability to provide effective crisis intervention to adolescents in trouble

Intended Objectives:

  • 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

Topics Include:

  • 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.

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