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TCI Training Requirements

The following are the requirements for individuals applying to attend an RCCP Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI), TCI for Schools (TCIS), or TCI for Families (TCIF) Train-the-Trainer Program.

TCI Train-the-Trainer Program

TCI Without Physical Restraints

  • Applicants to the TCI TxT without physical restraints, must have completed a minimum of 20 hours of the initial core TCI training at the applicant’s organization.
  • Applicants must read the TCI Reference Guide prior to the training (this guide will be sent to the applicant 2-3 weeks prior to the training).

TCI With Physical Restraints

  • Applicants to the TCI TxT program must have completed a minimum of 28 hours of the initial core TCI training at the applicant’s organization.
  • Applicants must follow the TCI Physical Training Participation Guidelines and the Guidelines for Participation in Physical Restraint Training (below). Please scroll down this page for more information.
  • Applicants must read the TCI Reference Guide prior to the training (this guide will be sent to the applicant once the application has been received by the RCCP).

TCI for Schools (TCIS) Train-the Trainer-Program

TCIS Without Physical Restraints

  • Applicants to the TCIS TxT without physical restraints, must have completed a minimum of 21 hours of the initial core TCI training at the applicant’s school.
  • Applicants must read the TCIS Reference Guide prior to the training (this guide will be sent to the applicant 2-3 weeks prior to the training).

TCIS With Physical Restraints

  • Applicants to the TCIS TxT program must have completed a minimum of 28 hours of the initial core TCI or TCIS training at the applicant’s school.
  • Applicants must follow the TCI Physical Training Participation Guidelines and the Guidelines for Participation in Physical Restraint Training (below). Please scroll down this page for more information.
  • Applicants must read the TCIS Reference Guide prior to the training (this guide will be sent to the applicant 2-3 weeks prior to the training).

TCI for Families (TCIF) Train-the-Trainer Program

  • Applicants to the TCIF TxT program must have completed a minimum of 20 hours of the initial core TCI or TCIF hours training at the applicant’s organization.

  • Applicants must read the TCIF Reference Guide prior to the training (this guide will be sent to the applicant 2-3 weeks prior to the training).
  • No physical interventions are associated with the TCIF program.

TCI Physical Training Participation Guidelines

NOTE: Before registering for TCI training, and thereby agreeing to ALL guidelines for participation in TCI training, please review the following guidelines for participating in physical activity.

I attest that I am physically capable of sustained, intense exertion and have no physical disability or condition (e.g., recent surgery, back or knee problems, obesity, heart condition) that would prevent me from participating in the physical restraint techniques and exercises (such as dropping repeatedly to knees, supporting another adult’s weight, twisting and turning maneuvers, intense physical exertion, etc.) required to complete the course entitled Train-the-Trainer in Therapeutic Crisis Intervention and all update programs. I understand that these activities are strenuous. I acknowledge and assume the risks associated with strenuous physical activities and any accident that may occur during my participation in such activities. I also understand that Cornell University and the Residential Child Care Project has no responsibility to make an independent assessment of my physical capability to participate in the Train-the-Trainer in Therapeutic Crisis Intervention course and all update courses. If I have any questions or reservations about my physical capability to participate, I attest that I have consulted my own physician and initialed the category of activity below that best applies to my ability.

I understand that in order to be certified as TCI trainer and to be permitted to offer TCI training, I must pass the certification requirements during the Training of Trainer course. Attendance alone does not qualify me as a TCI trainer and allow me to train TCI.

Applicants will be required to select which physical interventions your organization uses and you are requesting to participate in. NOTE: regardless of the physical activities you choose, all prevention, de-escalation, safety, and recovery material will be covered in the training.

  • No physical protective interventions
  • Standing restraint
  • Seated restraint
  • Small child restraint
  • Prone restraint
  • Supine restraint

Guidelines for Safe Participation in Physical Restraint Training

We want to reduce the risk of injury for participants during our training as well as set reasonable guidelines for trainers in their own agencies in order to reduce the risk of injury for staff members and children. We ask that you consider the following risk factors and participate in the TCI training according to your own level of physical fitness. You will need to calculate your Body Mass Index (BMI) in order to complete this assessment.
You can use the following web site to estimate your BMI:
http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/lose_wt/BMI/bmicalc.htm
(Please note: Web links may change to circumstances beyond our control. If the link above is inactive, please search "Body Mass Index Calculator" in your search engine of choice.)


No Physical Restraint Training:
If you have one of the following conditions, you should not participate in any physical activity that requires twisting and turning, maneuvering to the floor, or extreme exertion. You may participate in protective interventions and breaking up a fight if you and your physician determine that you are not putting yourself or others at undue risk. We reserve the right to request medical verification of your ability to participate in the category of physical activity you self-declare on the application.

*If your BMI is over 35 and you wish to participate in the full physical restraint training, the following conditions should be met: (1) You adhere to a regular fitness/work out routine and (2) Your blood pressure is within normal range (with or without medication).

 

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