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In the past, Crisis intervention was not taken as seriously as it is taken in modern times. It moved from being something taken seriously when a crisis emerges to something that has become a subspecialty. Many bodies and organizations train corporations and individuals how to manage crisis. Such organizations as Red Cross/Red Crescent, governmental organizations and other organizations concerned with crisis management play crucial roles in these trainings. Health oriented organizations specialize in offering first aid services during these events. The Military continues to receive training in managing security when there is a crisis (Lindemann & Lindemann, 1995). In addition, many research firms continue to research on products/plants that can do well during the dry seasons or in any other harsh climate conditions.
Crisis intervention is a responsibility taken by the government, organizations, authorities/bodies and individuals. Individuals play crucial roles when it comes to volunteer services. Organizations such as Red Cross/Red Crescent, amongst other non-governmental organizations and movements highly require the services of volunteers since they offer crisis managerial services for free. Red Cross specializes in teaching volunteers to offer first aid. Since crisis occurs unexpectedly, the funds allocated may not be enough. Volunteers aid in cutting the crisis budget. Volunteers are also willingly and readily available. This makes them both efficient and effective during these times (Jackson-Cherry & Jackson, 2010).
In order to prevent some forms of crisis from taking place, the concerned parties continue to implement a number of preventive proactive models. One proactive model includes initiating public awareness on how to prevent some forms of crisis from taking place. These vary from home-based crisis to workplace-based crisis. Companies/businesses and other diverse institutions train their organizations to prevent work-based crisis. County fire departments and a number of non-governmental organizations continue to train individuals through the media on how to prevent fires and other forms of accidents that end being a crisis. Agricultural research firms encourage farmers to adopt their practices in accordance to the predicted time/seasons. In the future, organizations can introduce these models at lower levels such as elementary schools. Managed Care systems specialize in healthcare. However, they can effectively impact crisis intervention. As indicated, most crises affect people’s health directly. Managed healthcare can initiate a countrywide training in offering first aid. This can take place in any place starting from elementary schools to work places. In addition, managed health care can offer proactive preventive measures or sponsor interested parties on the same in issues concerning the health (Jackson-Cherry & Jackson, 2010). This can take place both nationally and internationally. For example, this institution can bring awareness to schoolchildren on the significance of washing ones hands with soap and running water. This is applicable internationally.
As earlier mentioned, crisis occurs unexpectedly. Some forms of crisis are immensely overwhelming. One example is the terrorism attack in 2001 and another is the hurricane crisis in 2005. such major crisis cannot be handled by any one organization or body. In order to make the needed impact, networking and collaboration plays a crucial role. In African countries, RED Cross/Crescent collaborates with African Medical and research Foundation (AMREF) and the United Nations in order to make the needed change (Lindemann & Lindemann, 1995). Globally, United Nations networks and collaborates with the local concerned organizations and institutions in making the needed impact. This same case applies to Red Cross/Crescent. Such collaborations/networking aids these organizations to raise the needed funds and resources including human and machine/technology resources.
In order to effectively transform crisis intervention, organizations are preferring technology over human resource. The weather stations use technology to predict approaching hurricanes and tornados. Managed healthcare is substituting human labor with computers especially in matters concerning data storage. In the future, organizations will need less of human labor and more of technology (Jackson-Cherry & Jackson, 2010). Although this will improve efficacy and effectiveness, it will deteriorate employment levels and self-actualization, as there are people who find joy in volunteer work. From another perspective, more people will be aware of crisis intervention in the future as compared to the current times. Increased awareness continues to play a crucial role in this rising trend. This rising trend will encourage more people to take part in volunteer work and crisis intervention training sessions. This will increase the needed human resource when the actual crisis takes place. When people become aware of something, they become ready to give. It will also increase the needed funds.
The community is as involved in crisis prevention and management as these organizations and institutions. In the future, communities will be more involved as compared to the current situation. Following the 2005 hurricane crisis, communities continue to take imitative in trying to cope sorting out their issues and property if such a crisis was to happen again. This includes saving money due to such occurrences. In the future, communities will engage the children and the teenagers in managing such events (Jackson-Cherry & Jackson, 2010). This will contrary to the current perspective of shielding them from these types of crisis. Engaging them in managing such crisis in these intervention programs will prepare them both physically and psychologically. In matters pertaining to agriculture, it will allow them to take care of themselves in times of plenty and in times of scarce. A community influences another community. The future is not only bright for one community, but it is also bright for the global community as a whole.