Crisis Intervention & Management Module

Module Sections:

Goals of Crisis Intervention

Initial crisis interventions focus establishing the following:

  • Stabilization of members and the family as a whole
  • Mitigation of the signs and symptoms
  • Restoration of an adaptive level of member and family functioning

Family therapy utilizes the resulting stability to address the factors that influenced the family to experience the stressor as a crisis.

Unique Factors of Crisis Intervention in HBFT

Boyd-Franklin and Bry (Boyd-Franklin & Bry, 2000) remind us that…

  • “Families referred for home-based family therapy often, as a common feature, function in ‘crisis mode’…” (p. 58)
  • “Home-based sessions can be used to support and enhance skills needed in daily life.” (p. 78)