Course in Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI)

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Since 1997, the Schusterman Emergency Center has been delivering a training course in Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI). The course objective is to provide caregivers in out-of-home placement settings (therapeutic boarding schools and emergency centers) with structured and systematic tools for non-offensive, supportive and respectful intervention before an incident occurs in which a child endangers itself or others. This intervention program was developed at Cornell University in 1981 and was introduced in Israel in the 1990’s. Only those trained in the subject are permitted to use this intervention method. The Schusterman Emergency Center is one entity in Israel authorized by the Ministry of Welfare and Social Affairs to teach this training and certification course to therapists and team members in out-of-home placement settings in Israel. Over the years, the Emergency Center has delivered dozens of such training courses to the center’s own teams and teams of emergency centers and therapeutic boarding schools throughout the country. In 2021, two TCI refresher courses were taught as well as three TCI training courses for a new team that started working at the center this year.