, 10:00 am—1:00 pm
County: Solano County
Sponsor: Alternative Family Services (AFS)
Phone: (916) 254-5200
Presenter will give an overview on how youth with behavioral issues present crisis during the course of their placement in foster care. This course provides key training for social workers, mental health workers, along with other helping professionals on how to recognize when a client is in crisis and how to effectively help them cope with the crisis.
You will learn about the theory behind crisis management, including how and why crises occur. This course also covers intervention and stabilization techniques that can be used with consumers seeking treatment for a wide range of presenting problems, including various types of mental illness. A critical best practice for managing crises in clinical settings includes developing a crisis prevention plan. This course will guide you through how to create that crisis prevention plan and how to use it with clients in a variety of settings. Further, you will explore how to handle crises with special populations, including consumers with serious mental illness, those who are suicidal, and others who may suffer from substance-related and addictive disorders. This course will allow you to gain a strengths-based perspective for helping clients cope with crisis and mitigate its potential long-term effects.