Escalated Care Protocol

This client protocol is triggered by:

• An expression of active suicidal ideation – there is intent and a plan

• Active drug or alcohol addiction

• Demonstration of an inability to keep themselves safe, resulting in their engaging in unsafe behaviour such as unprotected sex, walking alone at night in potentially dangerous neighbourhoods, intentionally driving recklessly, dissociation while driving or at other risky times

• Repeated involvement in physical altercations

• Repeated involvement in criminal activity

• Involvement in an actively abusive interpersonal relationship

• Any other behavior that evokes a concern for your client’s physical and psychological safety

• A score of 40 to 50 on the Client Safety Risk Assessment

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