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Increasing Safety in High Need Schools: an Evaluation of Therapeutic Crisis Intervention for Schools

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2017, $2,975,446)

Cornell University proposes to collaborate with the Syracuse City School District (SCSD) in Syracuse, NY to evaluate Therapeutic Crisis Intervention for Schools (TCI-S). TCI-S is a trauma-informed program that teaches school staff to use trauma-informed practices to anticipate and de-escalate disruptive behavior, manage aggressive and challenging behavior, and help students learn social and emotional skills. The applicant proposes a waitlist randomized controlled trial in 19 elementary and K-8 SCSD schools to evaluate the impact of TCI-S. Qualitative interviews of school staff will explore the process of TCI-S implementation and mechanisms of change.

This project contains a research and/or development component, as defined in the applicable law, and complies with Part 200 Uniform Requirements – 2 CFR 200.210(a) (14). ca/ncf

Date Created: September 6, 2017