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HEALTH
November 1, 1999
As a crisis response counselor, I was pleased to see the article "Post-Crisis Therapy: Is It for Everyone?" (Aug. 23). However, as it did not differentiate between crisis intervention and post-crisis therapy, it might be helpful to explain crisis intervention. The goal of crisis intervention is to assist victims in the immediate moments after the incident to mobilize their own strengths, resources and support systems in order for them to get through the crisis. In some cases, individuals do not have a personal support system and are unaware of community resources available to them.
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BUSINESS
December 12, 2010 | By Lew Sichelman
The day is coming when lenders will no longer turn their clients loose after they leave the closing table, never to be heard from again unless someone misses a payment or two. Think of it as crisis intervention. Rather than waiting for previously solid borrowers to ask for help, lenders will monitor their borrowers over the life of their loans, looking for signs of trouble before borrowers even realize a problem is at hand. It won't happen this year, or even next. Lenders are too busy right now cleaning up the current mess of bad loans.
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NEWS
November 7, 1985
The ABC Unified School District Board of Education has unanimously approved the formation of crisis intervention teams to deal with problems of drug abuse, sexual abuse, child abuse and possible suicide at all its campuses. Each team will be made up of a psychologist, a nurse, an administrator and a counselor.
BUSINESS
January 13, 2010 | By Jim Puzzanghera
The Federal Reserve reported a side benefit to its massive intervention into the financial system -- a record profit of $46.1 billion last year on the central bank's investments. But experts said that gain, which will be paid to the U.S. Treasury, could be offset by losses in the future when the central bank starts selling the Treasury bonds and other assets it has purchased in unprecedented amounts to try to stabilize the economy. For that reason, the Fed did not make a big deal out of the news Tuesday, announcing it in a short news release, said Vincent R. Reinhart, former director of the Fed's Division of Monetary Affairs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 21, 1991 | POLLY BEE
The Ojai Unified School District board adopted a crisis intervention plan this week to prepare teachers and administrators to cope with campus crises such as threatened suicide, death, terminal illness and gang activity, as well as earthquakes and other natural disasters. The crisis intervention plan emphasizes helping students cope with their emotions in such situations.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 16, 1988
A $202,500 county contract will enable Harbor View House to continue a 14-day crisis intervention program for mentally ill homeless adults. The program offers supervision and education in daily living skills, personal hygiene and planned and directed recreational activities. In addition, professional counseling and medication adjustments are available through referrals or the agency's consulting psychiatrist.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 22, 1986
The county's Health Care Agency has opened two mental health centers for children and adults in Mission Viejo and South Laguna, officials said. The children's facility, which assists those up to 18 years old, is at the Los Alisos Intermediate School in Mission Viejo. Counselors provide group therapy, medical consultation and patient evaluations. The center is opened Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 17, 1991 | MARY ELLEN ZIGRANG, MARY ELLEN ZIGRANG has been a counselor for four years at 75th Street School in Los Angeles, where she specialized in "grief counseling"--helping children who have witnessed violent crimes. She spoke about how impending layoffs of counselors, including herself, will affect children. and
There are too many children coming to school with their basic needs of food and shelter barely being met. So they come to school and they aren't ready to learn. (Counseling is) extremely important because these children are living in an area where death occurs frequently. They encounter it daily, and they don't have appropriate outlets. We are it. The population we are dealing with does not have the resources available to get help.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 27, 2002 | HOLLY J. WOLCOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ventura County law enforcement officers have fatally shot 32 suspects in the last decade, with more than half the cases involving a mentally ill person, according to a grand jury report released Tuesday. With the elimination of mental health facilities--including the 1997 closure of Camarillo State Hospital--incidents involving mentally ill suspects will continue to rise, the panel concluded.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 10, 1989 | MARICARMEN EROLES, Times Staff Writer
Businessman Adam Goldberg went to bed at his usual time, but, about an hour later, his sleep was interrupted by the kind of call most other San Diego business people never receive. Goldberg took down an address in Logan Heights from a San Diego Police Department dispatcher, and, within minutes, he was dressed in jeans and a long coat, ready to leave his Old Town-area home.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 27, 2002 | HOLLY J. WOLCOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ventura County law enforcement officers have fatally shot 32 suspects in the last decade, with more than half the cases involving a mentally ill person, according to a grand jury report released Tuesday. With the elimination of mental health facilities--including the 1997 closure of Camarillo State Hospital--incidents involving mentally ill suspects will continue to rise, the panel concluded.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 1, 2001 | MICHAEL X. FERRARO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Recent surveys show that the most hated person on the planet isn't Saddam Hussein or any other likely suspect. No, the most reviled individual in the world is the Guy Who Just Sat in Front of You at the Movie Theater. You know him, right? Pass him on the street and you wouldn't say he's tall. But then he eases down into the seat and becomes a paragon of posture, as if his Marine sergeant mother might be doing spot checks at any given moment.
HEALTH
November 1, 1999
As a crisis response counselor, I was pleased to see the article "Post-Crisis Therapy: Is It for Everyone?" (Aug. 23). However, as it did not differentiate between crisis intervention and post-crisis therapy, it might be helpful to explain crisis intervention. The goal of crisis intervention is to assist victims in the immediate moments after the incident to mobilize their own strengths, resources and support systems in order for them to get through the crisis. In some cases, individuals do not have a personal support system and are unaware of community resources available to them.
HEALTH
August 23, 1999 | JANE E. ALLEN, TIMES HEALTH WRITER
Julie Lynn, a camp counselor who heroically guided 15 children to safety during the recent shooting rampage at the North Valley Jewish Community Center in Granada Hills, has had trouble sleeping for something she wasn't able to do amid the chaos. In a split second, Lynn had to choose between helping a fellow counselor who had run into the room, shot and bleeding, or rushing the children out of the building. She grabbed the kids.
NEWS
March 6, 1997 | BEVERLY BEYETTE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When the police, the firefighters, the paramedics, the coroner have left, they stay on. Their job: to provide emotional first aid to families in the first few hours after a tragedy. They are TIP (Trauma Intervention Programs) volunteers. They were there in December after five siblings, all 10 or younger, perished in a fire that engulfed a garage in Watts where they were sleeping.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 26, 1995 | MACK REED, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For all the help it gives, Ventura County's most far-ranging and influential social service agency seems impossibly small. Yet with only six offices and a full-time staff of 63, Interface Children, Family Services of Ventura County has managed to touch the lives of one in seven county residents in the past fiscal year.
NEWS
August 24, 1986 | SUE AVERY, Times Staff Writer
Married at age 16, a mother soon after and divorced at 19, Shirley Long knows what it is like to be a young, single parent struggling to make ends meet. "It was not easy but I did it," said the Altadena woman who is now 38, remarried and the mother of four. It seemed natural for the unwed teen-age mothers in Long's neighborhood to stop by her home to talk about their problems.
HEALTH
August 23, 1999 | JANE E. ALLEN, TIMES HEALTH WRITER
Julie Lynn, a camp counselor who heroically guided 15 children to safety during the recent shooting rampage at the North Valley Jewish Community Center in Granada Hills, has had trouble sleeping for something she wasn't able to do amid the chaos. In a split second, Lynn had to choose between helping a fellow counselor who had run into the room, shot and bleeding, or rushing the children out of the building. She grabbed the kids.
NEWS
November 21, 1993 | STEVE RAYMER, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC
The Gurkhas, fabled warriors from the Himalayan nation of Nepal who have fought in the British army in every war since 1815, have new marching orders. The 7,500-man Brigade of Gurkhas--once 16,000 men strong--is headquartered here but dispersed around the world. It is stacking arms, trimming its size to 2,500 by the end of the decade and moving on to new trouble spots. As the new spearhead of the 5th Airborne Brigade, Britain's crisis intervention force, most of the tough Nepalese will be based in England and Wales.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 27, 1993 | DAVAN MAHARAJ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The telephones at the Community Development Council ring off the hook with callers frantic to stop the meter man from shutting off their gas and electricity. Ring . A Santa Ana man needs money to pay his electric bill or else his 7-year-old asthmatic son won't be able to use an electric inhaler at night. Ring .
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