Systemic Crisis Intervention as a Response to Adolescent Crises: An Outcome Study


The present study demonstrates the safety and effectiveness of an outpatient program designed to respond to adolescent‐precipitated crises by mobilizing and restructuring the family's kinship system. Families of 75 adolescents at risk for hospitalization were followed up to 24 months after treatment with Systemic Crisis Intervention. Measures of offspring and family functioning, suicidal behavior, institutional use, and treatment costs are presented. Results clearly demonstrate the safety, effectiveness, and economic viability of Systemic Crisis Intervention. Copyright © 1988, Wiley Blackwell. All rights reserved

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Family Process