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TCI Updates

The Residential Child Care Project offers updates for those who have successfully completed the Therapeutic Crisis Intervention Train-the-Trainer training program. If you would like to download a copy of the TCI Course Bulletin, which includes descriptions of all TCI courses, please click the image in the column to the left, below the menu. For information on a specific update, please click on the title below for the update description, application, schedule, and tuition information.  

TCI Two-Day Updates

The Residential Child Care Project offers the following updates for TCI trainers who have successfully completed Cornell University's Therapeutic Crisis Intervention Train-the-Trainer (TxT) Program. Please click on the title below for the update description, application, schedule, and tuition information.  

Designing Refresher Training
Developing Professional Level TCI Training Skills
TCI For Developmental Disabilities
Post-Crisis Response
TCI for Families (TCIF) Update
TCIF Designing Refresher Training
TCI for Schools (TCIS) Update
TCIS Designing Refresher Training

 

TCI One-Day Updates

The Residential Child Care Project offers the following updates for those who have successfully completed TCI Train-the-Trainer training program and have successfully completed (2) two-day updates, preferably post-crisis Response (PCR) & Developing Refresher Training (DRT). Please click on the title below for the update description, application, schedule, and tuition information. 

Adapting the Life Space Interview (LSI) for Proactive Aggression
Conflict Resolution
Legal Concepts in the Use of Physical Restraint
Testing, Evaluation, and the Transfer of Learning
TCI Trainer Support
Documentation: Writing Incident Reports
Assessing and Managing Risk
Non-Suicidal Self-Injury: Understanding and Effectively Responding

 

FAQ: I am a TCI trainer and I need to renew my certification but you only have one or two refreshers and none of them are in my area. How do I get re-certified?
The confusion is in the word "refresher" versus "update". Some new TCI trainers believe that they can only take the TCI Update, "Designing Refresher Training", which is not the case. TCI trainers may successfully complete ANY of the TCI updates to renew their certification.

FAQ: What about the one-day updates that are available? Can I take one of those one-day updates or does it have to be a two-day update?
TCI trainers can get re-certified by successfully completing a one-day TCI Update ONLY if they have successfully completed 2 two-day TCI Updates, preferably "post-crisis Response" and "Designing Refresher Training". If you have not successfully completed 2 two-day updates, you are not eligible to attend a one-day update.

FAQ: How do I choose which TCI Update to attend once I need to get re-certified? TCI trainers may successfully complete ANY of the TCI Updates to renew their certification. The RCCP has designed updates on a variety of topics such as designing refreshers, post-crisis response, conflict resolution, LSI for proactive youth, etc. Each TCI Update contains relevant information for all TCI trainers, regardless of the population they serve. The RCCP advises TCI trainers to read each of the TCI Update descriptions thoroughly in order to choose the update that is best suited to your needs.

FAQ: Why did I receive a reminder letter, I already signed up for a training?
Reminder notifications are generated automatically via the RCCP database. If you are already registered for an update, please feel free to disregard the reminder.

FAQ: The course is full? When I last talked to someone at RCCP, it was still open so I have already made my travel and hotel arrangements.
Please do not make any kind of travel or hotel arrangements until you receive notification from RCCP that you are registered for a training course. Both TCI Train-the-Trainer and TCI Update training courses fill up very quickly. You may talk to someone at RCCP one day and the training course is open, but it could be full as soon as later the same day. There is no way for RCCP to predict this, so we recommend that you sign up as early as possible.

FAQ: Why did I receive a reminder letter, I already signed up for a training? 
Reminder notifications are generated automatically via the RCCP database. If you are already registered for an update, please feel free to disregard the reminder.

FAQ: Is the training I want to register for still open? If it is, can you sign me up? 

We are not able to reserve space for you in any TCI training without a completed registration and payment for the proper tuition amount where applicable. Training that is not available will be marked as FULL or CLOSED on the schedule page. Training that is not available will NOT be shown in the timeline registration system. If you are in the online registration system and you do not see a course that was listed elsewhere, that course is full. Please remember that all of our TCI training of trainers (TxT) and Update courses are available on a first-paid, first-served basis. For those of you who are eligible for NYS OCFS sponsored training, those courses are available on a first come first served basis.

FAQ: How can I purchase materials to conduct TCI training?
Direct training materials are available ONLY to TCI trainers whose certification is valid and current. If you are a certified TCI trainer, and you need direct TCI training materials for your staff training, you may purchase:
-Participant Workbooks $15.00
-Participant Certificates $15.00 (package of 20)
If you have misplaced any of your TCI trainer materials, you may order replacements. All materials order forms are available on this web site http://rccp.cornell.edu. Again, these items are only available to TCI Trainers.

FAQ: Why was I never notified of any changes in the TCI curriculum, training schedule, or certification process?
We understand that due to changes in your own schedule, workload, and even location that you may not receive correspondence from RCCP on a regular basis. Here are some things you can do to help ensure that you are up to date on all things TCI, as well as new things the RCCP at Cornell might be doing:

1. Please read your certification letters that you receive when you have completed any TCI training. There may be changes that we are telling trainers about via their certification letters.

2. Check our website periodically. Changes to anything TCI will be on this website, as well as new projects/training that may be of interest to you.

3. Please notify RCCP with any changes in your contact information. This is very important. If your address, phone number, and/or email address changes, please let us know as soon as possible. We cannot maintain contact with you without it.

FAQ: Does Cornell University give "CEUs" for TCI Training?
Cornell University does not give CEUs. We will be happy to complete any paperwork that you need or send any documentation that you require to apply for CEUs from your licensing board or university. RCCP is in the process of applying to NYS Department of Education in order to be able to provide Master's Level Social Work CEU’s for TCI training.

FAQ: How do I register for a TCI Training of Trainers (TxT) or Update, and when should I contact RCCP to register?
Everything you need to register for the initial TCI training of trainers, or a TCI Update is available on this web site. To register for a TCI Training of Trainers or Update, you will need to do the following:

–complete the online registration process for the appropriate class. The links can be found at http://rccp.cornell.edu/rccpv4/regcenter/reg_center-2_tci_apps.html

–provide payment via one of the following methods: credit card payment (only available via the online registration system), check, money order, or a purchase order, payable to Cornell University, for the proper tuition cost.

–RCCP cannot accept any registration or payment information via telephone. Since the registrations RCCP receives are accepted on a first-paid first-served basis, and there is limited space in each offering, and classes have been filling up very quickly, we recommend that you register and submit payment as early as possible to avoid being “shut out” of a training you would like to attend.

 

To Get Information About: (email is preferred to phone call)
TCI Training Dates Click here
TCI Registration Process Click here
Individual TCI Registration or Payment Issues Alissa Burns Medero ab358@cornell.edu
(607) 255-4528
Bringing TCI to Your Agency via Onsite Training or TCI System Implementation Alissa Burns Medero ab358@cornell.edu
(607) 255-4528
Individual TCI Trainer Certification Status or Other Certification Issues Kris Carlison kmc16@cornell.edu
(607) 254-5440
Holly Smith hs226@cornell.edu
(607) 255-9149
Implementing TCI Training for Your Staff Andrea Turnbull ajt78@cornell.edu