Crisis Intervention - Precipitating Events

People sometimes face stressful or tragic events leading to a sense of crisis, often involving some sort of loss. Consider how you can help people with events leading up to a time of crisis. Let's not wait to intervene until people feel so helpless or hopeless they don't see a way out.

Precipitating events leading to a crisis could include:

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adverse pregnancy diagnosis, birth, or miscarriage

death of a loved one

financial loss

job loss

marital breakdown or divorce

mid-life insecurities


serious or chronic illness

tragedy (i.e. accident, fire, flood, earthquake, etc.)

The People Helping Ministry Manual helps you develop a starting point for preventing and preparing people for crisis.

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