Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCIS)


Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is a proactive approach to establishing the behavioral supports and social culture and needed for all students in a school to achieve social, emotional and academic success.

Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCIS)


WFL BOCES believes that every opportunity should be a learning experience for our students and we see crisis and conflict as another opportunity to teach our students how to overcome obstacles and challenges within their environment. Therapeutic Crisis Interventions for Schools (TCIS) provides the framework for staff to be able to process with students and help them improve their coping skills. WFL BOCES has made a commitment to provide and maintain TCIS training for all staff working with students in our K-12 programs.


Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCIS) trainers provide initial instruction in the TCIS curriculum which leads to Certification. Furthermore, TCIS trainers develop and offer refreshers which provide opportunities to the staff in order for them to maintain their certification. After the initial training staff are required to successfully complete required hours of refreshers annually in order to maintain certification. The trainer’s role is to function as a mentor and coach. Trainers provide feedback on the skills taught in the TCIS curriculum. They may do this through private conversations or during the required Post Crisis Response (PCR) meeting. The PCR meeting is an opportunity for staff to share their dynamic risk assessment.

Student Supports

At the Wayne Education Center we emphasize our student to S.T.A.R.T. NOW!!

S - Safety

T - Tolerance

A- Accountability

R - Respect


Classroom Supports

Classroom utilize S.T.A.R.T. Now expectations along with classroom expectations. Data is gathered through individualized point sheets developed according to each individual student. Expectations are discussed with the student regularly, providing immediate feedback and support.


Students at the Wayne Education Center are able to earn incentives throughout the year according to their individual goals and program expectations.