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  • Crisis represents the presence of opportunity and danger and necessitates choice
  • Crisis is complicated there are no panaceas/quick fixes
  • Emotional, mental, physical, social, environmental and spiritual factors can exacerbate or mitigate crisis
  • Crisis intervention involves regaining equilibrium, gaining control of thoughts(wise mind) and identifying and choosing workable alternatives
  • There is no one “normal” range of behaviors
  • Crisis impacts the person emotionally, cognitively, physically, socially, environmentally and physically
  • Persons in crisis are initially at high risk for maladaptive coping or immobilization.
  • Resource mobilization should be immediate in order to provide persons in crisis with the tools they need to return to some sort of order and normalcy,
  • Facilitating understanding of the event by processing the situation or trauma helps the person gain a better understanding of what has occurred and allowing him or her to express feeling about the experience.
  • Problem solving within the context of their situation and feelings is necessary for developing self-efficacy and self-reliance.

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