As the level of violence has increased, many organizations have had the desire to create their own in-house, peer-help victim debriefing team. The Assaulted Staff Action Program (ASAP) is a voluntary, peer-help, systems-wide, crisis intervention approach for coping with the psychological aftermath of violence. ASAP is a critical incident stress management approach that includes individual crisis counseling, large group debriefings, an employee victims' support group, employee-victim family outreach, and professional referrals when needed. It provides needed support to employee victims and sharp reductions in the frequency of violence in many of the facilities where it is fielded. This book is a step-by-step manual that shows your organization how to design and field an ASAP program for its needs. The theory, the steps for design, and all of the forms necessary for implementation are included.
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