Crisis Application Assignment

When a crisis occurs, it can have an impact at every systems level. Some crises, such as a sexual assault, happen to an individual and therefore

occur at the micro level. It might also have an impact at the mezzo and macro level. Other crises, such as the terrorist attacks of September

11, 2001, are global events that occur at the mezzo level yet impact the micro and the macro systems level. Regardless of the type or level of

the crisis, social workers can use crisis theory to provide support and assistance to individuals, groups, organizations, and

communities.Directions:For this Application Assignment , view the media piece, A Day in the Life of a Social Worker, and use crisis theory to

analyze the crisis at various systems levels (micro, mezzo, and macro).

QUESTION:Using crisis theory as a framework, analyze the crisis in the media piece(see attachment) and determine the interventions used at each

systems level (micro, mezzo, and macro) to resolve the crisis.
Explain at least one other intervention (not mentioned in the video) at any systems level that you might use to resolve the crisis.
Justify your response based on the literature on crisis theory. Support your Application Assignment with specific references to the Learning

Resources used in its preparation. You are asked to provide a reference list only for those resources not included in the Learning Resources for

this course.
Article: Knox, K. S., & Roberts, A. R. (2005). Crisis intervention and crisis team models in schools. Children & Schools, 27(2), 93-100.

Copyright 2005 by NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SOCIAL WORKERS. Reprinted by permission of NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SOCIAL WORKERS via the Copyright

Clearance Center.
Article: Lewis, I., & Bolzan, N. (2007). Social work with a twist: Interweaving practice knowledge, student experience, and academic theory.

Australian Social Work, 60(2), 136-1 46.
Article: Morton, J. (2009). Crisis resolution: A service response to mental distress. Practice: Social work in Action, 21(3), 143-158.

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