Term After Hours Crisis Drop In Programs
Code RP-1500.0300
Definition Programs that provide access to crisis intervention and support services on a drop-in basis for people who are experiencing acute emotional distress during night and weekend hours when other resources are unavailable. Services may include a needs assessment; brief individual, group and family counseling; referrals; and a range of other secondary services depending on the situation. These programs may target homeless and at-risk youth; students; families experiencing an emergency; people who are in crisis due to health, mental health or drug/alcohol issues; or other groups with urgent concerns. Many work closely with police and emergency health services as well as other organizations that provide crisis response assistance; and serve as an after-hours alternative to hospitalization or treatment in a residential setting.
Created 5/12/09
Changed 5/4/10
Use References
See Also References Drop In Centers (TC-1700)
Family Preservation Programs (PH-2360.2350)
Homeless Drop In Centers (BH-1800.3500)
Mental Health Drop In Centers (RM-6500.5000)
External Classification Terms Crisis Intervention (NPC F02)
Hotlines & Crisis Intervention (NTE F40)
Mental Health/Substance Use Disorders (CAN MH-500)
Mental Health/Substance Use Disorders (USA MH-500)
Related Concepts Children and Youth
Emergency and Crisis Services
Ex-Offender/Reentry Services
Facet Service
Bibliographic References "Directions Youth Services Centre After Hours Crisis Response Program", Family Services of Greater Vancouver website, http://www.fsgv.ca/programpages/youthservices/resourcecentre-directionsyouthservicescentre.html

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