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RCCP's newest TCI Instructor

Please join RCCP in congratulating our newest TCI Instructor, Fiona Waites. Fiona has worked with youth in a variety of out-of-home care and homeless shelter settings for over a decade. Since mid-2013, she has focussed her career on Learning and Development – specialising in supporting staff and carers engaging with traumatised young people. Fiona’s initial experience with TCI was in 2004, and in 2011 became an Associate Trainer. Based in Brisbane, Australia, she has been providing support across the State of Queensland within the learning and development field. She has a particular interest in brain functioning, trauma and mental health. She is a Mental Health First Aid Instructor as well as facilitating a number of in-house programs for Churches of Christ Queensland.


Youth Voice Band / CARE principles in action...

by Kim Draheim, Hillside Family of Agencies

In June 2016, RCCP had the priviledge and the pleasure of opening our international conference with an extremely heartfelt and emotional musical performance by the Youth Voice Band from Hillside Family of Agencies. The songs that they performed, mostly original music, show us what some of our most vulnerable children go through each day of their lives. This article, written by their mentor Kim Draheim, talks about how the Youth Voice Band personifies the CARE principles in action.

Click here for the full article

Click here to hear one of YVB's original songs entitled "Can You See Who We Are?"


Therapeutic Residential Care for Children and Youth: A Consensus Statement of the International Work Group on Therapeutic Residential Care

The International Work Group for Therapeutic Residential Care is a group of international experts representing research, policy, service delivery, and families. Please check out the article at:

Highlights from the RCCP Fourth International Conference, Building a Community of Practice, June 21-24 2016.

The Residential Child Care Project (RCCP) held its fourth international conference on June 21 to 24, 2016 in Lake George, NY. The event titled, Building a Community of Practice, delivered as promised, uniting approximately 250 child caring professionals from 13 countries and laying the groundwork for an online community of practice dialogue. Included is an article detailing highlights from the event, perceptions from conference attendees, downloads, and links to blogs that stem from conference discussions.

TCI Fidelity Assessment Program Makes Its Debut.

This is a project for child care agencies or schools that would like the RCCP to assess their use of TCI. Consultants from the RCCP will conduct on-site and off-site examinations to assess the process and effectiveness of the TCI system that the agency or school has implemented. Organizations with a high fidelity to the TCI system are included in a Registry of TCI Agencies.

Registration for TCI Training Programs is Now Available Online.

If you want to register for any open enrollment TCI Training Programs conducted in the United States you may now do this online. RCCP accepts credit cards. Click link below for the online United States open enrollment TCI training 2016 Online Registration:

Please note that the online registration system is a secure and trusted site and you may be prompted to accept the site prior to registering. Please follow the steps to accept the site and you will be re-directed to the registration page.

***PLEASE be sure to enable pop-ups AND print your receipt, if paying via credit card, once your transaction is completed.***

Martha Holden Brings CARE, TCI To Korea.

Martha Holden, Project Director of the RCCP, was invited to South Korea in September 2015 to meet with the Vice Minister of Gender Equality and Families, and to present at the international symposium, "Developing Residential Treatment and Rehabilitation Services for Youth Who are Emotionally and Behaviorally Disturbed in Korea: Reflecting Current Conditions and Seeking a Way to Maturity."  Martha addressed the 200 people in attendance, providing details about the RCCP’s CARE Model and participated in a panel discussion addressing issues of residential treatment in South Korea.  She also conducted a presentation on TCI and CARE for 100 participants at a Staff Education Day at the National Youth Healing Center held for center staff and professionals from other programs in Seoul.

Watch this space to follow Martha as she travels the globe!

Results of 5-Year Study of the CARE Model Presented at Regional Events.

Learn about the results of the CARE Implementation/ Research Project studies, which were presented at two regional CARE Seminars. RCCP staff reported that study findings demonstrated that CARE implementation led not only to fewer behavioral incidents, but also fewer physical restraints and less frequent use of psychotropic medication. Read more at:

Making CARE-Planning Less Complicated: A Template for Better Implementation.

The Northern Health and Social Care Trust of Northern Ireland presents a planning tool to assist residential child care practioners in integrating the CARE program model into practice. The HCS team created the "CARE-Giving Journey Planner" based on their own experiences in establishing a CARE-based practice. The article can be downloaded by clicking here. Read more at:

TCI for Schools Training-of-Trainers Program

This training is for public and private school personnel who want to prevent, de-escalate, and manage students' disruptive behavior. The TCIS system gives schools a framework for implementing a crisis prevention and management system that reduces injuries, teaches students adaptive coping skills, and improves the school's response to students' crisis behavior.

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