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Crisis intervention


Complex interdisciplinary activities taken to offer help to persons and families who experience a crisis. It aims to reduce the intensity of individual's emotional, mental, physical and behavioral reactions to the crisis, to assist the individual in recovering from the crisis, to help individuals return to their level of functioning before the crisis in order to prevent serious long-term problems from developing.

Crisis intervention is appropriate for persons and families irrespective of income and it includes rapid specialist psychological help, depending on requirements, social or legal guidance, in justified cases - shelter up to three months.

  • Act of 12 March 2004 on Social Assistance
    Place of publication: (Dz. U. z 2023. r. poz. 901, z późn. zm.)

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