Thank you for your interest in The Consortium on Trauma, Illness and Grief in Schools (TIG). The TIG Consortium currently supports schools/districts through a training and support network model that is delivered regionally. TIG regions may be established through an all-County approach,Cooperative Education regions, or other naturally occurring collaborations of schools and districts.  As the TIG Consortium continues to grow, we are open to meeting with you to discuss how we can support your school/districts becoming a part of the TIG community.

Here is some general information to get you started:
TIG serves as two main functions: Training and the Back Up Support Network:

  • The TIG Core Curriculum prepares schools/districts to recognize and intervene around student concerns in ways that meet the holistic needs of students.  Additionally, the series increases school personnel’s ability to effectively plan and respond during times of crisis to support recovery and resiliency. This shared training assures that any responders are able to effectively and efficiently intervene to support their own district as well as districts throughout the network.
  • In the event of a district- or school-wide crisis, school districts can deploy and receive responders from both within and outside of the school in a coordinated and systematic manner through the Back Up Support
    Network.  These networks are collaborative and reciprocal in nature, creating a self-sustaining resource for TIG regions.

Infrastructure

Member school/districts sign the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and complete the Primary Contacts Form annually. These key documents help support the infrastructure of TIG.

  • The MOU is an acknowledgment that in the event of a school or district wide crisis; the district in need will receive back up support from TIG trained school personnel in participating districts upon request. In addition TIG member schools or districts agree to provide back up support to other schools or districts in the immediate aftermath of a crisis situation.
  • TIG schools/districts designate a primary contact to support the function of the network. The role of the primary contact is to centralize communication between the TIG Coordinator and the TIG network. This includes sharing resources, coordinating training reservations, and being available to facilitate back up support requests. There are bi-annual primary contacts meetings that require attendance by all TIG schools/districts.

TIG Hotline

  • Available 24/7 to activate back up support requests.
  • Available 24/7 for consultation with the TIG Coordinator.
Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)
Primary Contacts Form

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Training

  • The core curriculum consists of 7 modules:
    • Grief & Loss at School
    • Trauma
    • Suicide Risk & Intervention
    • Chronic & Acute Illness
    • School Violence & Threat Assessment
    • TIG Implementation
    • Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM): Group Crisis Response Skills
  • The 7 modules are facilitated over 5 days. Participants are required to attend all 5 days. In recognition of the challenges of having staff be away from buildings, the training schedule may be flexed around a region’s unique needs.  Typically, the 5 days are nonconsecutive and offered over the period of three to four months.
  • The time of the training is typically 8am- 3:00 pm.
  • Participants receive all training materials, supplemental resources for each topic area, and a TIG To-Go bag
  • CCSI will partner with TIG regions to provide Social Work CEs and/or CTLEs wherever possible
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First Steps

  • Identify key Stakeholders/Decision Makers within your school/district and
    share details about TIG.
  • Schedule presentation with us to share information and
    details to key Stakeholders/Decision Makers.
  • Determine roles and numbers of individuals to be trained to support your
    school districts strategic vision (TIG Program Staff are available to assist).
TIG Brochure-Monroe County
TIG-CCSI-Brochure

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Benefits

  • School professionals that become trained are equipped to inform school policy and procedure as well as to implement response to crisis plans.
  • Offers intensive training opportunities.
  • Consultation as requested.
  • Updates about community events, trainings, and resources.
  • Utilization of the Back Up Support Network.
  • Ability to respond and intervene effectively before, during and after times of crisis.
  • Personal and or professional growth.
  • Becoming a TIG Champion!
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