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
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.