crisis helpsheets for Youth Workers by jim hancock
Real Time help when people turn to you in a crisis….
These Crisis HelpSheets cover two bases:
1. What to look for and ask about in the early stages of a crisis
2. Next steps going forward
Rich Van Pelt and I wrote books about Helping Teenagers in Crisis.
These Crisis HelpSheets are about what to do first.
Crisis HelpSheets for Youth Workers
I'm not offering medical or legal advice and neither should you.
Maybe you can bluff your way through a crisis, but it’s not a good idea.
Involve a licensed caregiver, as soon as possible, with as little drama as possible.
Then do everything you can, for as long as you can, to stand by the person in crisis.
Crisis HelpSheets answer the question, "What do I say to the parent who's bringing her kid to talk with me this afternoon about bullying, self-harm, sexual abuse, suicide…."