Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI)

 

The TCI system is designed to intervene with youth that are experiencing any form of stress that causes them to deviate from their baseline behavior. TCI offers staff tools that redesigned to return the youth to baseline behavior (or maintain baseline behavior) and teach them better ways to cope with stress. TCI stresses the importance of relationships between staff and youth, and the environment created for the youth. The main goals of TCI are to support our clients, teach new positive coping skills and ensure safety at all times. TCI also addresses the need for staff to be self-regulated and have positive coping skills, and ensure safety at all times. TCI also addresses the need for staff to be self-regulated and have positive impacts on youth.

TCI Interventions Include:

Behavior Support Techniques

i.e Prompting, proximity, redirection and distraction, managing the environment

Active Listening
Emotional First Aid

Use for agitated behavior

Crisis Co-Regulation

Used for agressive behavior

Physical Management

Only used when there is an imminent risk of harm to self or others.

Life Space Interview

A processing tool when the youth is back at baseline to help the youth identify feelings and positive ways to deal with those feelings.