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How Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) Can Use Crisis Prevention and Intervention

Relias

While we typically think of DSPs helping clients to perform everyday tasks or live as independently as possible, they often work with clients in crisis. In fact, the work of direct support professionals (DSPs) is often tied directly to crisis prevention and intervention.

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Social care reform: making mental health a priority

Social Care

They offer a range of essential services, from prevention and crisis intervention, to community support, all for people who experience poor mental health and/or severe mental illness. Our members not only promote and support recovery, they enable people to lead fulfilling lives.

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More than 60,000 children a year re-referred to social care after missing out on early help, research finds

Community Care

Despite the evidence that early help services reduce harm to our children and save money on more costly crisis intervention, the last decade has seen significant budget cuts to these services.

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News Items – October 13, 2022

Social Workers Speak

Social workers in law enforcement departments provide mental health services to community residents, specifically crisis intervention and mediation, according to the National Association of Social Workers. For those in disaster zones, making a plan on how to take care of themselves and their loved ones may ease their anxiety, added Clara Reynolds, president and CEO of the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay , a nonprofit.

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News Items – July 22, 2021

Social Workers Speak

In my most recent promotion, I moved from the therapy department to heading up all of client services at the Resource and Crisis Center as the Deputy Director. In my role, I lead a talented group of employees to provide trauma informed services to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, ranging from case managers, to therapists, to psychiatrists, advocates, and crisis intervention specialists.