LDS Family Services provides emergency mental health services in consultation with Church leaders to help members and others during and after a crisis. Services are designed to reduce suffering and strengthen emotional, physical, mental, social, and spiritual health. These services include:
1. Consultation and Assessment
- Consultation with Church leaders about ways to foster social-emotional and spiritual self-reliance and resilience among Church members in time of crisis.
- Assistance to local Church leaders in conducting social-emotional and temporal needs assessments among their members.
2. Crisis Intervention and Counseling
- Educational and emotionally therapeutic services for individuals and groups.
- Education and activities for families and others to meet the needs of children and people with special needs.
- Therapeutic individual and group interventions (such as debriefings) with emergency responders and others, as requested.
- Assistance to local leaders in providing supportive environments, such as respite centers and emergency shelters.
- Other counseling support services, as requested.
3. Resource Development and Referral
- Assistance to local leaders in identifying, developing, and training in appropriate Church and community resources to provide immediate and ongoing support.
- Referrals of Church members and others to identified resources.