Year: 1988 Source: Family Process, v.27, (1988), p.201-211 SIEC No: 19880520

The present study demonstrates the safety & effectiveness of an outpatient program designed to respond to adolescent-precipitated crises by mobilizing & restructuring the family’s kinship system. Families of 75 adolescents at risk for hospitalization were followed up to 24 months after treatment with Systemic Crisis Intervention. Measures of offspring & family functioning, suicidal behavior, institutional use, & treatment costs are presented. Results are discussed. (31 refs)