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Crisis Stabilization

Crisis Stabilization is a short-term crisis-resolution program that provides quick- access crisis services for families with adolescents (12-17 years) who are experiencing serious mental health and family system difficulties.

The adolescent resides within the program that is staffed 24-hours a day, while families are involved in daily treatment. The program provides respite, daily mediated family visits, parental skill-building, and family/systemic solution-focused treatment for families presenting to Wood’s Homes Community Resources Crisis Service and Alberta Health Services’ acute mental health programs (Emergency Department of Child and Adolescent Addiction and Mental Health CAAMHP).

A multi-disciplinary team of professionals works with the adolescent and their family to facilitate more productive ways of interacting and managing conflicts, developing coping skills and enhancing communication.

The top five typical presenting concerns for youth and families using Crisis Stabilization are:

  1. Behavioural issues
  2. Anger management
  3. Parent-child relationship issues
  4. Family relationship issues
  5. Parenting capacity needs

 

 

The Crisis Stabilization Program provides:

  • 24-hour supervision and milieu treatment
  • Solution-focused, single-session family therapy
  • Observational assessment related to adolescent and family functioning
  • Mediated family meetings and safety planning
  • Nursing services and monitoring of health issues
  • Clinical consultation and support for families regarding case planning
  • Access to specialized on-site educational services
  • Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI)
  • In-home follow-up family support

 

 

Referrals:

If you are looking for information about intake and referrals to the Crisis Stabilization Program, please call our Community Resource Team at 403-299-9699.

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