Author: Diana J. Antonacci, MD, ECU School of Medicine, Greenville, NC; Ginger Hurley, MS; Jeanne Rota, BS
Crises are frequent occurrences in the lives of dually diagnosed individuals residing in the community. The ability of the individual's support system to manage crises is often a critical factor in maintaining clients outside of hospitals or institutions. Crisis periods are stressful times for both the individual and his/her support network, yet some systems are ill-prepared to handle crises in a practical and constructive fashion. This presentation will emphasize preventative crises plarming using a person centered focus. A model of an open-systems consultation/support team will be presented as an illustration of how a collaborative approach can be used to bridge larger community systems and provide appropriate crises response and, ultimately, diversion from hospital admission.
Produced in 1995