This update is a two-day program at which 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.
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
• describe safety issues
Day 1 provides 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.
Day 2 examines milieu influences, stress model of crisis, overviews de-escalation strategies including emotional first aid and avoiding power struggles, reviews post crisis responses activities and safety interventions, and administers the testing.
Participants successfully completing the update, receive a reference guide, activity guide, student workbook, TCI flash drive and testing materials to use in their direct training.