This update is a program where current TCI trainers learn the new additions to the TCI curriculum, Edition 7, focus on trauma-informed intervention strategies, and practice skills. All TCI trainers must complete this Edition 7 Update over the next two years. You will be expected to review materials in advance of training.
Topics that will be discussed include:
Working in the Therapeutic Milieu, addition of the sixth domain to the TCI system, the effects of trauma on children and young people, use of self, emotional competence, self-regulation, and the importance of the therapeutic relationship, effects of trauma on brain development, setting conditions, power struggles, recovery/ Post Crisis Response, and Individual Crisis Support Plan (ICSP). In addition to reviewing minor revisions in the TCI curriculum, techniques and skills to help prevent, de-escalate, and manage crises will be demonstrated and followed with practice sessions. These techniques include assessing setting conditions, avoiding power struggle, use of self, crisis co-regulation, and safety interventions.
• identify additions/changes to revised TCI materials
• describe the TCI system
• describe elements of a trauma informed organization
• list spaces within the therapeutic milieu
• describe the skills necessary for effective use of self
• demonstrate emotional first aid and how to avoid a power struggle
• demonstrate restraint techniques (if required for certification type)
• describe safety issues
Online: An overview of the new additions in the TCI curriculum, 7th edition, including the following
topics: the TCI system, the therapeutic milieu, crisis prevention, intentional use of self, knowing the child, and practicing safety interventions.
Examine milieu influences, stress model of crisis, overview de-escalation strategies including
emotional first aid and avoiding power struggles,
Review post crisis responses activities and safety interventions and administer the testing.
Physical Portion: Those requiring certification in the physical components will need to provide video
prior to the training. Instructions to be provided.
Materials: Participants receive a reference guide, activity guide, student
workbook, TCI flash drive and testing materials to use in their direct training.