Crisis Intervention
 
Crisis intervention and short-term treatment is provided to individuals with a developmental/intellectual disability (and/or their support system) who are experiencing a crisis.  A crisis is defined as a subjective reaction to a stressful life experience that compromises a person’s ability to cope and function.  The goal of crisis intervention is to prevent the development of a crisis or to assist in the resolution of a crisis situation.  This is achieved by providing supports and strategies to the individual to alleviate the immediate situation and work with their support system to develop an individualized plan based on a risk management model.  Follow-up is determined based on this plan and short-term treatment implemented as necessary.  .
 
Short-Term Treatment
 
The Short-Term Treatment Home is an available resource that provides a structured setting allowing for stabilization of the crisis situation up to a maximum of 120 days.  A referral for admission may be considered once all other service options have proven unsuccessful.  All individuals are provided with an individualized plan.  These plans are supported by other professional services within the agency.  Transitional support and follow-up is provided (if required) during the discharge process.