Title

Crisis intervention with families: Assessing changes in family characteristics

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-2013

Originally Published In

The Family Journal: Counseling and Therapy for Couples and Families

Volume Number

22

Issue Number

2

Page Numbers

179-185

Abstract

This article identifies six characteristics in families that are subject to changing during crisis situations: (a) roles, (b) boundaries, (c) communication, (d) rules/processes, (e) goals, and (f) values. Understanding changes in these characteristics provides valuable information for helping crisis counselors assist families cope with and resolve the crisis. Identification of these characteristics is a step toward development of a theoretical model for helping families in crisis.