chapter  6
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Crisis Management, Assessment, and Referral for Aid

Crisis management requires an individualized approach that fits the situation. This means utilizing the social work premise of figuratively starting where clients are (Gelman & Mirabito, 2005), witnessing their internal struggles and attempts to adapt, in order to work with them to find the disrupted aspects of their lives and remedy them. Many people in crisis cannot identify this on their own, having experienced numerous stressors simultaneously. Patient exploration can help them to sort out their needs for support (McPherson-Sextona & Hostetler, 2009).