Crisis Management Specialist in Lexington, KY
Crisis management is a process that helps in handling unexpected events by identifying threats to an organization that could affect everyone engaged before, during, and after the event. The stages of crisis management include warning and risk assessment, crisis response and management, and post-crisis and resolution. Crisis management reduces symptoms currently present and creates adaptable coping mechanisms for potential future crises. Crisis Management is available for those who suffer from the weight of having issues occurring to where they can no longer handle the weight of the situation. Dr. Jesus V. Tovar, M.D., and his team at Invictus4Core offer confidential crisis management and support. For more information, contact us or schedule an appointment online. We are conveniently located at 3150 Custer Dr, Ste 101, Lexington, KY 40517.
Table of Contents:
What are crisis management and examples?
What is the primary goal of crisis management?
How to efficiently manage a crisis?
What are the 5 stages of crisis management?
What are the 3 types of crisis management?
A dramatic terrorist attack or natural disaster may necessitate an emergency management plan from the government. A team of specialists helps address immediate issues as well as makes decisions regarding public safety during stressful situations. This allows for quicker responses to major incidents and greater efficiency in using available resources. This may include police, military, medical, and public affairs specialists working together. Some teams are temporary while others are permanent and staffed with government employees as well as outside resources. All teams must be prepared to manage crises at all levels of severity.
A major event or situation can throw the entire country into chaos for days- even weeks. During times like these, quick decisions are essential- especially in matters regarding public safety and security. Crisis managers must know how to deal with various situations and make swift decisions regarding public affairs and law enforcement. This is difficult when many different specialists must work together to successfully resolve a situation. It’s best when crisis managers have experience handling similar situations, because they need an understanding of the legal system and regulations regarding public safety and security.
A crisis is a situation that entails hardship or injury and often leads to death. Organizations must be prepared to respond to a crisis by determining what needs to be done to avoid one in the first place. A crisis can arise at any time, and it can have a direct impact on the lives of millions of people. A sudden occurrence or a long-term situation could cause a crisis, and it’s up to the people in charge to mitigate the effect it has on society.
A crisis management team is crucial in responding to any major event or situation that could have an adverse effect on society. Such events include natural disasters such as earthquakes or large-scale accidents involving hazardous materials or deadly organisms. In addition, terrorist attacks may also lead to a crisis response mode from the government. The team works together to address any situation effectively and quickly.
While the examples are reviewed in a wider scale, your personal situations which would also be considered a crisis, would fall under crisis management, and we would be here to help you through it.
The biggest factor to consider when managing a crisis is you, and your emotions. If you’re open about your issues and willing to seek treatment, you’ll likely improve rapidly. Furthermore, taking care of personal physical needs helps as well. Getting enough sleep and nutritious food helps everyone recover from stress and small mental health crises. Exercising also helps by making you feel good while improving your physicality and focus. Everyone recovering from a mental illness must take responsibility for their recovery, but the effort stems from a desire to improve their life.
The five stages of crisis management include:
1. Precontemplation Stage
During this stage, it’s often characterized by defensiveness and endless justification of the crisis. There is a clear lack of insight into what impact the crisis is having, and a strong focus in needed to provide positive effects.
If someone is stuck in this phase, it is often due to the lack of information about the behaviours that lead to the crisis, disappointment due to the multiple failed attempts at getting or receiving help, or thinking that nothing positive is available for them.
2. Contemplation Stage
Contemplation stage is based off the readiness of the individual, are they ready to make a change for their future now or in the near future. Unlike the previous stage, the individual sees the potential and positives they can reach.
While they may see the benefits of getting help, they may still have issues they need help dealing with, and their influences around them will help them to decide which way to turn.
3. Preparation Stage
During preparation, there is not a sense of urgency that wasn’t previously there. This step leads into the taking action step which can include talking to someone, getting help, or going somewhere to reinforce positives to a crisis.
It’s often normal for anyone in this phase for people to jump back into the previous phases, and come back to this stage again.
4. Action Stage
During the action stage, the individual dealing with a crisis has made significant improvements and changes to their life to ensure they commit to a change and deal with the crisis.
5. Maintenance Stage
The final stage is the maintenance stage, where the individual is progressing and working hard to make changes in their life to ensure they make positive lifestyle changes that will create a continued path of success for them.
The three types of crisis management that Invictus4Core provides at our clinic includes:
– Medication Assisted Treatment
For more information, contact us or schedule an appointment online. We are located at 3150 Custer Dr Suite 101, Lexington, KY 40517. We serve patients from Lexington KY, Georgetown KY, Nicholasville KY, Keene KY, Brannon Woods KY, Picadome KY, and all other surrounding areas in KY.
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▸ MAT (Medication Assisted Treatment)
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▸ Peer Support
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▸ Intensive Outpatient Groups (IOP)
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