Systemic Crisis Intervention as a Response to Adolescent Crises: An Outcome Study
Gutstein S E~~Rudd M D~~et al
The 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.