The Crisis Residential Association exists to support the operational and clinical functions of Crisis Residential programs around the world. Rooted in the values of empathy, recovery, and continuous improvement, the association seeks to connect providers with the best ideas in behavioral health treatment to transform the way people receive mental health care.
What are Crisis Residential Services?
Crisis Residential services go by many different names (Crisis Residential Unit, Crisis Stabilization Unit, Crisis Respite, etc.), but refer to a short-term, community-based, homelike setting with multi-day lengths of stay, often serving as a step-down from, or alternative to, psychiatric hospitalization.
The Crisis Residential Association began as a network of crisis facilities who came together to write about current practices happening in their facilities around the world. The network was made up of crisis residential facility directors and managers who shared their experiences with both data, stories, and examples of current practices that have improved the experiences of those they serve.
Crisis Residential Best Practices Handbook
In spring of 2018, the network's hard work was developed into the Crisis Residential handbook with the help of TBD Solutions.
In October of 2018, the network launched the Crisis Residential Conference in San Diego California. There, in San Diego, the Crisis Residential Association was born. The Crisis Residential Association is growing and developing its plan for improving the quality of services across the country.
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