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TCI For Families Update: Edition 4

This update is a two-day program at which current TCI trainers learn the content and revisions to the Therapeutic Crisis Intervention for Families (TCIF) curriculum, Edition 4, which stresses crisis prevention and de-escalation strategies. TCIF is based on TCI6 but revised for families who are caring for challenging children in their own homes. Topics that will be discussed include the effects of trauma on children; preventing crisis by creating a safe and secure environment; emotional competence; negotiating rules and expectations; using consequences; assessing what the child feels, needs, and wants; and developing individual crisis management plans. In addition to reviewing minor revisions in the TCIF curriculum, new techniques and skills to help prevent and de-escalate crises will be demonstrated and followed with practice sessions.

Program Objectives

Participants will
identify additions/changes to revised TCIF materials
describe the effects of trauma on children
assess what children feel, need, and want
demonstrate negotiating rules and expectations
demonstrate using consequences appropriately
develop individual crisis management plans

Program Outline

Day 1    provides an overview of the new additions in the TCIF curriculum, 4th edition, including the following topics, the effects of trauma on children, preventing crisis by creating a safe and secure environment, emotional competence, and inappropriate versus understanding responses. At the end of the day, participants will review and practice physical intervention techniques.
Day 2    continues with negotiating rules and expectations; using consequences; assessing what the child feels, needs, and wants; and developing individual crisis management plans. All participants will be tested with written and competency based tests in order to be re-certified.

Materials

Participants successfully completing the update, receive a TCI4 reference guide, activity guide, student workbook, and CD to use in their direct training.

Agenda

DAY ONE  (9:00a.m. – 4:30p.m.)
9:00 am
Introduction to course
Effects of Trauma on Children
Preventing Crisis by Creating a Safe and Secure Environment
The Importance of Emotional Competence
The Care Team and The World of the Child
Managing the Environment
Inappropriate Versus Understanding Responses
Physical Restraint Practice
4:30 pm Session adjourned

DAY TWO (9:00a.m. – 4:30p.m.)
9:00 am
Refocus
Negotiating Rules and Expectations
Using Consequences
Assessing What the Child Feels, Needs, or Wants
Developing Individual Crisis Management Plans
Physical Skills Testing
Written Testing
4:30 pm Session Adjourned

Offerings/Tuition

Please click on the "TCI" button in the menu bar at the top of this page, select the "Training of Trainers" tab, and then choose the appropriate "TxT Schedules" or "TxT Applications" choice for your geographic region.