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Crisis Intervention

1.  A crisis constitutes circumstances or situations which cannot be resolved by one's customary problem solving resources.
A) True
B) False
2.  Which of the following is not a crisis situation?
A) child abuse investigation
B) unplanned pregnancy
C) marriage
D) spousal abuse
3.  Sudden or chronic financial strain is responsible for many family crises.
A) True
B) False
4.  Crises can be created by disasters such as floods, hurricanes, fires, and earthquakes.
A) True
B) False
5.  Many families in the CPS system do not have experience in solving problems well.
A) True
B) False
6.  Crises typically last 4 to 6 months.
A) True
B) False
7.  When a family is feeling helpless, crisis intervention can be quite effective because the family is open to help that offers them some protection, security, or support.
A) True
B) False
8.  People in crisis experience a disorganization in their thinking process.
A) True
B) False
9.  Some people in crisis are so upset over their loss of control that they become hostile toward anyone who intervenes in the situation.
A) True
B) False
10.  Dependence on the crisis worker at a time of crisis is a natural response and may be necessary before an individual can resume independence.
A) True
B) False
11.  Since crisis intervention is time limited, an attempt to achieve too many goals can lead to disappointment and feelings of failure.
A) True
B) False
12.  Anger, frustration, and feelings related to the current crisis are the focus of intervention rather than issues in the past.
A) True
B) False
13.  Family assessment of strengths and needs begins immediately and continues throughout crisis intervention.
A) True
B) False
14.  Termination occurs when the family achieves its precrisis level of stability.
A) True
B) False
15.  Since families are systems, what affects one member of a family affects other members.
A) True
B) False
16.  The most important observational skill is that of seeing a crisis through the eyes of the client.
A) True
B) False
17.  In evaluating a family, the childs safety is of uppermost importance.
A) True
B) False
18.  No one crisis intervention method will work with all clients.
A) True
B) False
19.  All models of crisis intervention emphasize respect for the clients' culture and value systems.
A) True
B) False
20.  When alcohol or other drugs are a part of a family's problems, an evaluation is needed regarding the efficacy of outpatient substance abuse treatment.
A) True
B) False
21.  Crisis workers must have skills for assessing individuals who have dual diagnoses.
A) True
B) False
22.  During termination with a family, reviewing with families where they started and what they have accomplished reinforces their readiness for termination of the intervention.
A) True
B) False
23.  When a crisis occurs, the crisis worker must evaluate his or her own emotional state as well as the psychological state and feelings of the clients.
A) True
B) False
24.  The success or failure of crisis intervention depends primarily on the expertise of the crisis worker.
A) True
B) False