Xavier is an 8-year-old child who frequently witnesses domestic abuse and arguments between his parents. His childhood experiences have contributed to him developing intermittent explosive disorder. You are assigned to provide in-home family intervention services to assist the family with problem-solving and conflict management. As you drive up to the house to facilitate the weekly session, you see Xavier and his mother on the front porch. He is punching his mother on the arm and kicking her on the leg. Frightened and panicked, his mother asks you for assistance in calming Xavier.
Post a response to the following questions:
What signs and symptoms of a mental health crisis is the person exhibiting?
What would your initial response be to the person in the case study?
What non-clinical intervention would you implement to help the person manage the crisis, and why?
What is one ethical and/or legal consideration you would make when responding, and why?
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