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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:

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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.

Power Posing


by Nick Pidgeon, reprinted from REFOCUS, Vol. 19, 2014


It's no secret that skills and knowledge are important to being an effective TCI trainer but confidence is important, too. TCI trainer, Nick Pidgeon, shares his insight into "getting pumped" before you set foot in the training room. Read the full text ...


Caring for Caregivers: Personal, Supervisory, and Organizational Approaches to Addressing
Compassion Fatigue


by Christina L. Scanlon, reprinted from REFOCUS, Vol. 18, 2013


Work in residential treatment requires us to respond compassionately to young people who have experienced significant trauma in their lives. Doing this on a daily basis is significantly demanding...and rewarding. Christina Scanlon, doctoral student and teaching fellow at the University of Pittsburgh and TCI trainer, examines the research on "compassion fatigue" and offers advice for for taking care of ourselves to support "the best interest of the child." Read the full text...


REFOCUS was the RCCP'S occasional newsletter, published in print from the mid-1990s. It was our way of communicating to you, TCI and CARE trainers and interested professionals, information about current issues and events that emerge from work in crisis management and residential child and youth care.

In 2015, REFOCUS transformed from a print newsletter to an an electronic one. Please check the "News" link on this site for information and articles that we hope will be interesting to you.

Information from the field provides important feedback for us. You can send questions and comments and ideas to us at: REFOCUS c/o The Residential Child Care Project, Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research, Cornell University, Beebe Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853 Tel: (607) 254-5210 / Fax: (607) 255-4837 / Email:

To access archive issues of REFOCUS in pdf form, please click the Volume Number below: