Year: 1995 Source: San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass Publishers, 1995. p.37-68 SIEC No: 19960237

Success in crisis assessment & intervention depends on understanding (1) the origins of crisis, (2) how crisis differs from stress & illness, (3) the developmental & individual manifestations of crisis. People in crisis have a number of characteristics in common. The probability of preventing negative outcomes for these people is increased by helpers’ sensitivity to the origins of crisis & the applications of appropriate intervention strategies. These concepts are shown in a Crisis Paradigm.