Abc Model of Crisis Intervention

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ABC Model of Crisis Intervention

ABC Model of Crisis Intervention
Every person ultimately experiences crisis moments that may differ in content but tend have specific shared characteristics. Usually, crisis entails loss, threat, as well as the unexpected. There have been various theoretical techniques provided for assisting those functioning through crisis. Generally, the most effectual techniques tend to follow a short therapeutic model which stresses the episode isolated from other problems and seeks an action plan to mitigate the crisis. The ABC model provides a useful instrument to enhance the counseling procedure. “A” stands for basic attending skills, “B” stands for the identification of problem and healing intervention, while “C” represents coping skills (Grice, 2010). This paper employs the ABC model to attend, indentify, intervene and assist in coping in Jones crisis.
ABC Model of Crisis Intervention
The case study involve a report from Mr. John who claims that his neighbor who they have been sharing coffee and chats has stayed for about two months without being seen outside the house. According to Mr. John, his neighbor Mr. Jones failed to turn up for their usual morning coffee in the neighboring restaurant, since his son started coming on daily basis to check on him. The last time when Mr. John saw him, Mr. Jones had bruise on his face and Mr. John feels that something is amiss. With this regard he decided to report the matter to crisis workers hoping to be assisted. To resolve the issue, crisis workers decided to employ the ABE crisis intervention model.

“A” Developing and Maintaining Contact
Upon reporting to the crisis management office, Mr. John will be received with great respect and be given an opportunity to raise his concern. The report will be documented and all other details that are necessary request to ensure…...

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