Therapeutic Crisis Intervention
Therapeutic Crisis Intervention is a crisis management protocol developed by Cornell University for residential child care facilities. The purpose of the TCI protocol is to provide a crisis prevention and intervention model for residential child care facilities which will assist them in:
- Preventing crises from occurring
- De-escalating potential crises
- Effectively managing acute crisis phases
- Reducing potential and actual injury to children and staff
- Learning constructive ways to handle stressful situations
- Developing a learning circle within the organization
The protocol was developed beginning in 1979 through funding from a grant by the National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect.
A review by the Social Care Institute for Excellence SCIE (KNOWLEDGE REVIEW 22 SUMMARY Working with challenging and disruptive situations in residential child care: Sharing effective practice) found however only two rigorous evaluations of Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) have been conducted, and these presented mixed conclusions as to its effectiveness.
- Residential Child Care Project
- Child Welfare Information Gateway
- Understanding Child Abuse and Neglect
- Spurwink Services
Notes and references
- Therepeutic Crisis Intervention Page @ Cornell University Google Cache