Clinical Insight in Sass Screenings Determination
Transitions is a crisis agency in Quincy IL responsible for conducting mental health assessments for individuals experiencing crisis (such as aggressive behavior, suicidal ideation, self-harming behaviors, etc). The assessments are managed through a program called SASS (Suicide Assessment and Support Services). The purpose of this study is to explore the perspectives of SASS workers regarding how they make decisions in determining whether or not an individual in crisis needs to be psychiatrically hospitalized or if they can remain safe with a safety plan and existing supports (community stabilization) until they can access community-based mental health or behavioral supports. Using an electronic survey administered to SASS workers at Transitions (adults aged 18 years of age or older), the proposed study aims to explore clinical insight. Participants will include staff of the SASS team at Transitions of Western Il. Findings will help staff recognize important risk and protective factors in determining whether a client in psychiatric crises are able to follow a safety plan, or need to be psychiatrically hospitalized.
Stark, Torre, "Clinical Insight in Sass Screenings Determination" (2018). University Research Symposium. 143.