Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) & TCI Families Training of Trainers (TxT) Programs

The Therapeutic Crisis Intervention program (TCI) presents a trauma-informed crisis prevention and intervention model designed to teach staff how to help children & young people learn constructive ways to handle crisis and regulate stressful feelings of hurt, failure, frustration and anger.  

TCI is primarily intended for those who care for children and young people living in out-of-home-care, school settings and foster care families.

This intensive five-day TCIF train-the-trainer certification course provides agency trainers with the tools to teach crisis prevention strategies and crisis intervention techniques to adults who care for children in their homes. Trainers are prepared to coach learners during skill practice sessions, to use role playing, to facilitate small group discussions, and to handle resistance to training. Read more.

Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) & TCI Families Training of Trainers (TxT) Programs

Registration and payment for courses below,

For onsite TCI train the trainer opportunities for your service, please contact the TACT Team on 1300 093 715

TACT joins forces with Cornell University to provide a five-day TCI ‘Train the Trainer’ course to equip agencies with the capacity to train their own staff and implement the TCI system throughout their organisation.

This intensive five-day TCI train-the-trainer certification course provides organisations with the opportunity to develop an in-house training capacity in the TCI curriculum. Participants will develop knowledge, skills, and attitudes in the TCI curriculum necessary to deliver the training to staff in their organisations. Participants will have the chance to participate, practice, and receive feedback in conducting activities to gain immediate training experience. Training techniques such as role playing, leading small group discussions, using guided fantasies, conducting practice sessions, and using audio-visual aids will be demonstrated. Participants will receive all the necessary materials to conduct the TCI training program in their agency.

TCI Program Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  • Proactively prevent and/or de-escalate a potential crisis situation with a child or young person
  • Manage a crisis situation in a therapeutic manner, and, if necessary, intervene physically in a manner that reduces the risk of harm to children and staff
  • Process the crisis event with children and young people to help improve their coping strategies
  • Effectively deliver TCI training in their agencies

TCI Program Outline

Day 1: Crisis as Opportunity.

Day 2: Triggering and Escalation.

Day 3: Escalation, Outburst, and Recovery.

Day 4: Outburst and Recovery.

Day 5: Implementing the TCI System.


TCIF Program Objectives;

Participants will be able to:

  • Present strategies for dealing with upset children to prevent and de-escalate potential crises
  • Teach methods to help adults avoid power struggles and enlist a child's cooperation
  • Show how a crisis can be an opportunity for the child to learn new coping skills
  • Effectively deliver TCIF training in their agencies

Intended Audience

Trainers, administrators, supervisors, foster and adoptive case workers and providers interested in training crisis prevention and intervention techniques to caregivers.

TCI FAMILIES Program Outline

Day 1 Defines crisis as an opportunity for the child to learn new coping skills, examines the effects of trauma on children, explores how self-awareness and an awareness of the child and the environment relate to crisis prevention, and discusses how to assess a crisis situation.

Day 2 Examines how managing the environment, setting clear expectations, and using active listening skills can prevent crises and presents different ways to approach children when intervening.

Day 3 Practices behavior support techniques and giving emotional first aid, examines how to negotiate rules and expectations, discusses the use of consequences, and demonstrates how to assess what children need.

Day 4Teaches how to avoid power struggles, Life Space Interviewing, and practices crisis co-regulation techniques to defuse a potentially violent/aggressive situation.

Day Examines how to modify the Life Space Interview for children with communication deficits, develops individual crisis management plans, and tests participants for certification.

7 - 11 September 2020, TCI Train the Trainer


Therapeutic Crisis Intervention: Train the Trainer, Newcastle 7-11 September 2020

5 Days
8:45am - 5pm
location pin
Allambi Care, 28 Fraser Pde Charlestown NSW 2290
$2950.00 each inc GST

Tailored to Your Business

At TACT, we are aware of the challenges agencies face and understand there is no one size fits all approach when it comes to training and support. Talk to us about how we can tailor our courses to suit your business needs.