Level 3

Deal with the Crisis

Some suggestions:
Intervene as early as possible
Stay or visit as much as possible
Maintain food, water, shelter and protection
Maintain unconditional love and affection
Keep to the normal routines
Maintain control over behaviour
Give knowledge about the situation
Help face up to the issues

Give support when the outcomes are unknown
Provide opportunities for people to talk through the crisis
Encourage the expression of love
Take regular rest periods
Keep the focus on the present
Make outside contacts
Counteract the blaming of others
Maintain hope
Develop activities that distract from the crisis