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.
- Understand how TCI was developed.
- Understand how the TCI System works.
- Understand how the latest edition of TCI has been enhanced and updated.
- Understand how TCI is implemented in an organization.
Who Should Attend
This is recommended for anyone that would like to learn more about TCI.
Course Dates & Format
This is a free recorded webinar that you can request here.
Instructor: Andrea J. Turnbull, M.A., LMHC
Andrea is an extension associate with the Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research and has worked on the Residential Child Care Project, Cornell University since 2008. As a Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) instructor, Ms. Turnbull has delivered training programs and provided technical assistance for human service organizations nationally and internationally. Since beginning her work in residential care in 1993, Ms. Turnbull has worked in a variety of settings including long-term residential, group homes and foster care. She has worked in the roles of direct care, supervisor, director and clinical coordinator. She currently helps coordinate the TCI program.
Her research activities include implementing a TCI Fidelity Review with agencies. The review tool is based on previous research conducted on the TCI-SAFE project. The use of the filelity tool, surveys and site visits help improve implementation of TCI within agencies. She also collaborates on other research projects taking place within the Project.
There is no fee for this information session.