TCI trainers must have a deeper understanding of how the essential concepts, principles, and skills in TCI are interwoven, in order to assist staff in their understanding and ability to assist a child. The essential concepts and principles in TCI influence the application of strategies when supporting children before, during, and after a crisis. Participants in the update will have an opportunity to discuss and experience more of the newer aspects of this latest edition of TCI that were not explored in depth during the virtual update.
- Describe the connections between key concepts such as the Theory of Change, the effects of trauma, developmental relationships, milieu spaces, intentional use of self, and skills used in crisis de-escalation and recovery such as active listening, emotional first aid, and the LSI.
- Demonstrate non-verbal and the eliciting and encouraging techniques of active listening to encourage a child to talk.
- Describe and demonstrate empathic responses.
- Demonstrate presenting behavior support techniques and showing an example of what the technique would look like.
- Describe how the adult becomes a source of support and strength for a child when giving emotional first aid.
- Demonstrate being a calm presence – co-regulation strategies.
- Demonstrate the “Explore” step of the LSI.
- Demonstrate the LSI.
This two-day program will focus on the connections between a variety of concepts in the 7th edition of TCI and the skills required for trainers to enhance their ability to train TCI. Exploring these connections will help trainers enhance their ability to demonstrate skills during the training. Additionally, there will be an opportunity for participants to demonstrate the LSI.
- Introduction and Expectations
- Connecting essential concepts and the LSI
- Active Listening
- Behavior Supports
- Emotional First Aid
- Physical skills practice
- Essential concepts and the LSI
- Practicing the LSI
- Physical skills practice
- Testing (written and physical)
Who Should Attend
This course is only open to certified TCI trainers.
Course Dates & Format
There are no scheduled dates for this course at this time, however in-service is available.
This is a two-day training delivered in-person in the Greater Toronto Area.
Instructors for Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) trainings are from the TCI Program of the Residential Child Care Project (RCCP), Cornell University.
Member Fee: $1,261.50 + $164.00 (HST) = $1,425.50
Non-Member Fee: $1,261.50 + $164.00 (HST) = $1,425.50
Group Discounts are not applicable for TCI training.
Continuing Education Information
Licensing boards and professional organizations will grant Continuing Education credits for attendance at their discretion when participants submit the course outline and certificate.
This is available as an in-person training.