Abstract and outline

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Abstract and Outline
Write a comprehensive abstract and outline of your proposal. This assignment must be a minimum of 500 words and reflect proper APA formatting. Your assignment should begin with the abstract which should be a concise, one-paragraph summary of your paper. It should include a brief description of your interviewee and the crisis event. It should also include the major findings of your interview. Your outline goes under your abstract and should include the following sections:
Thesis/Purpose Statement
Major and Minor Points
Each section should contain entries for each of the central ideas you will be conveying in that section. Indicate which sources you will use as evidence in each section.

For my crisis intervention project, I have chosen to interview Tonya Southers. Southers currently serves as a Quality Assurance supervisor and Targeted Case manager for Adair County SB40 Disability Services and has worked for the Agency since it took about targeted case management from the Kirksville Regional Satellite office in 2010. Southers, graduated from holds an undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice and a master’s degree in Gerontology.

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When deciding who I wanted to interview for this project I wanted someone who has had a vast majority of work experience and has seen multiple forms of crisis in various forms and aspects. Southers worked for the Missouri Department of Department of Family Services Children’s Division as a supervisor, Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Intensive home services and her current position, (T. Southers, personal communication, Jan 17, 2020)

The crisis that Southers and I discussed was quite intense and has multiple parts, people and components. According to Southern, the crisis that she found to complex and hard to find solutions for was the one that we discussed involving her individual that had mental health issues and developmental delays. The crisis involved a young teenage male who lives in an ISL that is supervised by staff. At the time of the behaviors the young male was being supervised by 1:1 staff because he has already had behaviors that placed him at risk to harm himself. Two days prior to the event that we were discussing today, the young man according to Southers, “stated that he wondered what staff would do if he jumped in the pond and then was standing by the road and proceeded to step out into it and a semi-truck was coming and staff had to push him off the road to prevent him from getting hit. (T. Southers, personal communication, January 17, 2020). These behaviors are what resulted in him being placed on 1:1 supervision in the home. This incident placed him on suicide watch which meant that he was to have 1:1 staff supervision at all time, 15 minute bed check every hour, his door left open at all times and a staff would be outside the door while he was sleeping and during wake hours they would sit outside the room and be able to see him at all times and all he would have in the room was his bed and a blanket. During the suicide watch he was not allowed to leave the home except for doctor’s appointments, other appointments or meetings, he could not attend school during this time because of the level of supervision required so he was on homebound.

On the day of the particular crisis, it was a sunny warm winter day for early February on a Friday, I (Southers) was on my way home and this individual’s ISL can be seen from the route that I take to get home every day, as I came upon it there were several police cars and firetrucks, according to Southers, she could have just went on and waited to be notified by on call on later in the evening or on Monday but she went to the home anyway and was informed by law enforcement that he has burned his apartment and it was a total loss. According to Southers, several questions came to mind as how he did this when he has 1:1 staff and how did he get a source of ignition into his possession with the amount of supervision that he had. (T Southers, personal communication, January 17, 2020).

This is where things escalate for the individual as he was already suicidal, now he has started a fire. What do you do for him? No hospitals would take him, the juvenile office would not take him due to his mental health and developmental diagnosis. When talking to the individual he stated he didn’t do it, and he did not seem to show any remorse or concerns for anyone. According to Southers, time was ticking to figure out what A. caused her individual to walk out into the highway that day and B. What caused him to start the fire in his apartment. C. What do we do to help this individual and where do we get the help D. Can this individual continue to live in a least restrictive environment in the community? (T. Southers, personal communication, January 17, 2020)

Tonya Southers, Personal communication, January 17, 2020
Findings from the interview:
After meeting with Tonya and gathering information, and follow up with her, I found out that her individual did not get charged with any criminal charges, juvenile or adult due to his cognitive issues and mental health issues. The individual was not placed in an type of residential facility as his support team mainly Children’s Division felt that due to him spending the majority of his early adolescent in a residential treatment center that he would not gain anything from this but could get more from staying in his current living situation and have constant one on one supervision, continue on homebound instruction from school, have limited access to his community unless it was medical or other appointments and have his movements in the home be strictly monitored by staff. The individual would receive mental health services and intensive one on one counseling, but would not be placed in detention.

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