Over four years ago Hillcrest Educational Centers (HEC) embraced Cornell University’s Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) as its crisis prevention and intervention model. Since that time, instructors certified in TCI have additionally been certified in the companion courses of TCI for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities and TCI Post Crisis Response. Hillcrest Educational Centers is pleased to announce that this spring instructors will obtain yet another TCI certification, TCI for Families.
TCI for Families is a course designed for parents, guardians, and caregivers of challenging children that trains them in how to prevent and de-escalate a potential behavioral crisis. Once certified, Hillcrest Educational Centers TCI instructors will be able to deliver course content to parents, guardians, and caregivers that will help them to avoid power struggles with their children and help them to teach their children to manage feelings like anger and frustration.
We recognize the key role that parents, guardians, and caregivers play in the lives of their children. TCI for Families course offerings will enable HEC to provide additional support to those individuals through learning opportunities aimed at improving treatment progress and enhancing the skill development of children receiving services at HEC.