Source: 9p. SIEC No: 20010117

This paper discusses youth crisis accommodation & interventions that can positively impact on the life of a young person. Strategies for intervention & suicide prevention include risk assessment which asks about a history of mental health, drug & alcohol problems, medication compliance, & treatment history; a focus on positive outcomes with clients being allowed to articulate their feelings & needs; & family mediation & reconciliation. The goals of a crisis accommodation service should include strengthening young people’s resilience & resourcefulness, & enhancing their interconnectedness with school, family, & community.