Applicants to the Train-the-Trainer program must have completed a minimum of 28 hours of TCI training at your organization, if you are training the physical restraints, or 20 hours if the physical restraints are not trained. If you cannot meet this requirement, please contact Andrea Turnbull at email@example.com.
The training of trainers TCI training is a full, 5-day course.
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:
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. There is no way for RCCP to predict this, so we recommend that you sign up as early as possible.
The full five-day TCI Train the Trainer is limited to 20 people. RCCP cannot allow more than that for both quality and safety reasons. The TCI Updates are each limited to 25 people.
Reminder notifications are generated automatically via the RCCP database. If you have written confirmation that you are already registered for an update, please feel free to disregard the reminder.
Your agency can opt to send someone else in your place, your registration can be transferred to another available training, or a refund may be considered. No transfers or refunds are allowed if the cancellation is within 10 days of the training start date.
There will be a $50.00 service charge for all cancellations. No refunds or transfers to other offerings will be granted with less than 30 days notice. Cancellation must be submitted in writing. Substitutions are permitted with at least 2 weeks advanced notice.
No. The physical restraints are not a stand-alone set of skills. Staff must be trained in the complete TCI system in order to be certified to use TCI skills, which include the physical restraints.
Yes. TCI trainers and/or staff can be certified to train or use TCI without the physical restraints, which are optional and only part of the TCI system.
The confusion might be in the word "refresher" versus "update". Updates are for the certified TCI trainers and the refreshers are used in direct training for the staff. Therefore, certified TCI trainers needing to renew their certification will need to sign up for a TCI update. Some newer 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.
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 "PostCcrisis 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.
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.
The minimum recommended hours for TCI refreshers for staff are six hours every six months with an annual re-testing/re-certification. RCCP recommends quarterly refreshers for three hours in length for staff whenever possible.
The maximum ratio of staff to trainers is 10 to 1.
TCI is a co-training model. It is preferred that two TCI certified trainers conduct TCI training for your staff.
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:
If you have misplaced any of your TCI trainer materials, you may order replacements.
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 might be doing:
The above contact hours are currently only available in New York State, but we are currently exploring the possibilities of becoming continuing education providers in other states.
No. CARE is implemented through agreements with organizations, and CARE consultants work with CARE agencies to develop CARE “trainers.” If your organization is a CARE agency, then contact your CARE consultants to discuss how you can become a CARE educator.
No. As an evidence-based model, CARE requires long-term support to implement the model with fidelity and therefore we require a working relationship with an agency to access materials.
If you are interested in implementing CARE, please contact William Martin (firstname.lastname@example.org) for additional information.
Yes. CARE is implemented in the United States, across Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Australia. Cornell has relationships with organizations in Europe and Australia to facilitate agreements in those areas. Contact William Martin (email@example.com) for additional information about implementing CARE outside the US.
Yes. We encourage organizations who are considering CARE to be in touch with other CARE agencies to learn about their experiences. Contact William Martin, our CARE staff who assists agencies interested in CARE (firstname.lastname@example.org), and he will help identify similar agencies you can contact.
Yes. You can purchase the “CARE book” (CARE Children and Residential Experiences: Creating Conditions for Change, by Martha Holden, 2009) at cost by contacting Trudy Radcliffe in our office (email@example.com) or from the publisher, CWLA Press.
Yes. Trudy Radcliffe in our office (firstname.lastname@example.org) can help you purchase the CARE audiobook.
No. It is important that CARE agencies have an effective crisis prevention and management model, but TCI is not required. We will work with you to assess the effectiveness of your current model, whether it is TCI or another model, and plan for any support that might be needed for effective implementation.
Yes. Often agencies choose to implement TCI and CARE as part of the same agreement. Typically, this adds a year to the process and implementation begins with TCI. Agencies already using TCI may choose to add additional time for assessing TCI fidelity and support to ensure effective crisis prevention as part of the CARE process.
Yes. We are eager to discuss possible collaborations for translational research. Contact your agency’s CARE consultants who will be happy to discuss your ideas or questions.