What kind of help and how it is given make a crucial difference between the child’s learning from the experience or being set back. Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI), a trauma-informed training program presents a crisis prevention and intervention model designed to teach staff how to help children and youth learn constructive ways to handle crisis.
The ability of the entire organization to respond effectively to children and young people in crisis situations is critical in establishing not only a safe environment, but also one that promotes growth and development. The skills, knowledge, and professional judgment of staff in responding to crises are critical factors in helping young people learn constructive and adaptive ways to deal with frustration, failure, anger, rejection, hurt, and depression.
TCI helps organizations to:
- Create a trauma-sensitive environment where children and adults are safe and feel safe
- Pro-actively prevent and/or de-escalate potential crisis situations with children
- 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 to help improve their coping strategies
- Effectively deliver in-house TCI training
Andrea Turnbull presents and answers questions. She is a TCI Instructor and provides technical assistance for TCI at the Residential Child Care Project, Cornell University. She also helps coordinate the TCI program which is now in 10 countries.
Participants will learn:
- How TCI was developed
- How the TCI System works
- How the latest edition of TCI has been enhanced and updated
- How to implement TCI in an organization