1. I am interested in accessing supports or services that I cannot locate on the TACT site?

    TACT Training and Consultancy prides itself on the ability to be tailored and provide supports dependent on individual and organisational needs. Please contact us to discuss how TACT can support your individual or organisational needs.

  2. Where Is TCI Being Practiced?

    Worldwide, over 3000 professionals have been certified as TCI trainers. Trainers are located throughout the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Israel, Australia, New Zealand, Bermuda, Vietnam, and the Republic of Korea.

  3. How Was TCI Developed?

    In 1979 with a grant from the National Center of Child Abuse and Neglect (NCCAN) staff of the Family Life Development Center (FLDC) at Cornell University undertook a study of child abuse and neglect in New York State group care institutions. The purpose of this study was to assess the nature and extent of child abuse and neglect when it occurs in the institutional setting, and to identify those factors associated with its incidence. Factors associated with the incidence of abuse and neglect included the inappropriate use of discipline, isolation and restraint, and poor management practices. FLDC staff spent many months researching other crisis intervention curricula, meeting with child care experts, and visiting child care agencies in order to develop a comprehensive training program that addressed the issues outlined in the research. TCI training was developed and pilot-tested at approximately eight facilities from the study sample of sixteen. Concurrently, the entire sample was involved in the testing of a model response system in reporting and investigating child abuse. From 1981 to 1982, child abuse reports (not instances of abuse) in those facilities that had pilot-tested the Cornell curriculum decreased by forty percent. In those sample facilities, which were not exposed to the new training materials, reporting child abuse increased by more than two hundred percent. (Note: By virtue of being in the sample, all of these agencies were much more likely to be sensitive to reporting issues and were, therefore, more likely to make a report.)

  4. How do I register for a TCI Training of Trainers (TxT) or Update?

    Everything you need to register for the initial TCI training of trainers, or a TCI Update is available on this web site. To register for a TCI Training of Trainers or Update, you will need to do the following:

    • Complete the online registration process for the appropriate class.
    • Provide payment via credit card payment (only available via the online registration system)
    • Registrations TACT receives are accepted on a first-paid first-served basis, and there is limited space in each offering, and classes have been filling up very quickly, we recommend that you register and submit payment as early as possible to avoid being “shut out” of a training you would like to attend.
  5. Is the training I want to register for still open? If it is, can you sign me up?

    We are not able to reserve space for you in any TCI training without a completed registration and payment for the proper tuition amount where applicable. Training that is not available will NOT be shown in the online registration system. Remember that all of our TCI training of trainers (TxT) and Update courses are available on a first-paid, first-served basis.

  6. Can I get trained in just the TCI Physical Skills?

    No. The physical restraints are not a standalone set of skills. Staff must be trained in the complete TCI system in order to be certified to use TCI skills, which include the physical restraints.

  7. Can I get trained in TCI without the TCI Physical Skills?

    Yes. TCI trainers and/or staff can be certified to train or use TCI without the physical restraints, which are optional and only part of the TCI system.