An Enhanced Family Support Crisis Handbook, A Behavioral Health Handbook

An Enhanced Family Support Crisis Handbook, A Behavioral Health Handbook


This work is supported with funding by the New Jersey Council on Developmental Disabilities, in part by grant number 2001NJSCDD-02, from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201. Grantees undertaking projects with government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official ACL policy. Download An Enhanced Family Support Crisis Handbook, A Behavioral Health Handbook

1. This handbook and additional resources are not for use during a crisis but are meant to avert or mitigate a crisis. If you are currently experiencing a life-threatening crisis, please dial 911.

2. The term Complex Severe Behavioral Health Conditions does not refer to individuals who are in continual crisis as a result of their significant disabilities and behaviors. Children and adults who experience ongoing severe and complex conditions may require stabilization and/or hospitalization that are not addressed in this Handbook since this population requires much more individualized attention within our service systems.

Additional Information and Resources

Community Access Unlimited (CAU)

Family Crisis Handbook

The goal of this project is to develop and disseminate The Revised Family Crisis Handbook for individuals and families seeking information and assistance in addressing dual diagnosis (developmental/intellectual disability and mental health). Using the July 2009 Family Crisis Handbook as a springboard, the grantee developed a list of current resources and detailed contact information.

The guide describes how to navigate the system and defines the key players and their roles in connecting families and individuals to service options. Electronic versions of the handbook and supporting materials are available below.

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