Post-Crisis Response: Keeping the Revolving Door Effect in Check



Yvette Bonilla, LMSW

Owner and CEO
Suicide Care Consulting Services, LLC


This presentation will cover the problem areas of the revolving door effect and the importance of following up with suicidal persons after leaving an inpatient care system. Attendees will receive a brief overview of the problem description, and supporting statistics, and hear a case vignette that illustrates the problem at hand.

Attendees will also be introduced to a framework that spells out how to ensure a smooth process for continuity of care that accomplishes several things:

  • help people transition safely out of hospitals and back into their communities,
  • increases client engagement with incoming community providers and ultimate care satisfaction with outgoing hospital providers, and
  • lowers readmission rates.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this program, participants should be better able to:

  1. Best practices in follow-up care
  2. How to structure a basic follow-up aftercare plan
  3. How to ensure smooth continuity of care with receiving providers