Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) 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.
Day 1: Crisis Prevention: Creating a Safe Place for Learning and Crisis as Opportunity. The six domains of the TCI trauma-informed system are examined. How to use trauma-informed practice to create a therapeutic milieu that prevents crises and promotes growth and learning is discussed. Participants are taught how the use of self and self-awareness of their own personal feelings and values, the young person's needs and wants, and environmental effects on behavior can prevent a crisis. Crisis is defined and ways that adults can prevent a crisis- situation are identified.
Day 2: De-escalating a Crisis. Verbal and nonverbal techniques for crisis prevention and de-escalation are presented. How to provide behavior support, use crisis communication, avoid power struggles, help children and young people regulate their emotions through co-regulation strategies, and select appropriate methods to de-escalate a potentially violent child are practiced.
Day 3: Managing a Crisis, Safety Interventions, and Recovery. Life Space Interviewing (LSI) techniques are taught and methods to deescalate a potentially violent child are practiced. The rationale for safety interventions is explained and situations when restraint should and should not be used are discussed. The use of various physical intervention techniques and safety concerns are discussed and practiced.
Day 4: Safety Interventions and Recovery. Participants practice Life Space Interviewing. Professional, ethical and organizational considerations are discussed. Participants have opportunities to practice the use of various physical intervention techniques.
Day 5: Implementing the TCI System. Life Space Interviewing is practiced and documentation issues are presented. All participants are tested for certification.
The Residential Child Care Project has a certification process for TCI trainers. Please note that all participants must pass the certification requirements during the TCI training in order to train TCI.Attendance alone does not qualify a participant to be a TCI trainer.