PSRT 4271: The Family Role in Rehabilitation Week Four . The Family Crisis Moment The Impact of Mental Illness on Families. The Family Crisis Moment. What is a crisis? (Roberts, 2005). “…disruption of psychological homeostatis …” “…usual coping mechanisms fail…”
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PSRT 4271: The Family Role in Rehabilitation
The Family Crisis Moment The Impact of Mental Illness on Families
There is such a thing…
7. Follow up.
6. Make an action plan.
5. Explore alternatives.
4. Deal with feelings.
3. Identify major problems.
2. Establish rapport.
1. Assess lethality.
(The Raft of Medusa, by Theodore Gericault, 1791–1824)
“When parents try to assume responsibility for an ill adult-child with schizophrenia, the law,
mental health prac-titioners, and often the ill person reject their right to do so.”
One step removed…
What happens when ill child has children?
“Embracing the collective”
Evaluating my life
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Jim Romer, Monmouth County Crisis Screening Center
> 30 years of experience.
County Services Director for Monmouth Medical Center (Long Branch, NJ)
Former Director of Screening Services for Ocean County at Kimball Medical Center in Lakewood, NJ
President of the Mental Health Emergency Screening Association
NJ Certified Screener No. 1
Monmouth Youth Council.
Special interests: kids in crisis. youth suicide issues.
Bachelors of Arts from Seton Hall University.