Crisis Response is an intensive therapeutic service which allows for the assessment of and intervention in a mental health crisis. Crisis Response Services are provided to children and adults who are experiencing a significant emotional/behavioral crisis in which the individual’s mental health and/or behavioral health needs exceed the individual’s resources (in the opinion of the mental health professional assessing the situation.) Trained Crisis Response staff provides crisis stabilization directed toward preventing hospitalization. Staff must be able to triage and make appropriate clinical decisions, including assessing the need for inpatient services or less restrictive alternatives. Crisis Response Services will deliver solution-focused and recovery-oriented behavioral health assessments and stabilization of crisis in the location where the individual is experiencing the crisis. Without Crisis Response intervention, the individual experiencing the crisis may be inappropriately and unnecessarily placed in a jail, holding facility, hospital or inpatient treatment facility.