Appendix 2 - Definition of a Crisis
A crisis may be external, individual or ministry.
- Civil unrest, accelerated military activity or war
- Natural disaster
External crises can often be predicted by regular monitoring of media, both international and local.
- Disagreement between members in conflict
- Missing persons
- Serious accident
- Violence including murder or accidental death
- Major health problem (physical and psychological)
Individual crises may be detected early by observation and interaction. Consistent pastoral care at various levels can facilitate this process. Individuals who observe behaviour, which could lead to an individual crisis, should make their concerns known to their team manager. Early intervention may diffuse a larger crisis
- Imprisonment or expulsion
- Refused re-entry
- House arrest
Individuals may sense that their movements are being monitored. If so, they should inform their team leader, not using a home phone and be discreet in their contact with other team members.