Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI)

Crisis prevention and intervention

This evidence-informed model is used to teach staff and carers how to help children handle stress in constructive ways.

Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) and Therapeutic Crisis Intervention for Families (TCI-F) are crisis intervention models developed alongside CARE at Cornell University. Through this approach, children can learn constructive and adaptive ways to deal with frustration, failure, anger, rejection, hurt and depression when they see their carers manage crisis constructively.

Through TCI and TCI-F we learn to:

  • Prevent a crisis from occurring
  • De-escalate a potential crisis
  • Safely and therapeutically manage crisis situations
  • Constructively handle stressful situations
  • Support children to improve their coping strategies.

By applying the principles of CARE and the TCI-F system, we create safe and nurturing environments for children that promote growth, development and self-regulation.