Behavior Management Systems

Triple-S Overview

Triple-S stands for the Seven Strengths of More Effective Staff, Seven Crisis Intervention Strategies, and Seven Physical Redirection Techniques. Triple-S is the most dynamic and leading-edge behavior management program designed for overcoming youth’s defiant and agitated behavior problems. The Triple-S program is loaded with powerful strategies and techniques that will help you significantly reduce the level of defiance in the youth you serve.

Using the Triple-S system, you will discover step-by-step how to reduce the defiant behavior and improve the overall relationship with the youth. Triple-S provides a comprehensive curriculum that not only targets the defiance of youth, but also identifies and addresses ineffective and often destructive methods of behavior management. Triple-S gives you the tools and techniques to respond to defiant youth in a more constructive manner.


Triple-S Difference

What makes Triple-S different from other behavior management programs? The fundamental difference between Triple-S and competing programs is our hyper-focus on prevention as the foremost strategy for behavior management. We support the idea that hands-on restraint should only be used as a last resort and the exception, not the rule. Additionally, when things become physical, we provide the safest, most effective strategies for managing youth and restoring order.


Triple-S Team

The Triple-S Program was developed by a team of clinical professionals with over 20 years of combined experience in providing clinical treatment and behavior management to youth with severe emotional and behavioral problems in inpatient and outpatient settings.


Jeff Moore, LCSW

Jeff has a Master’s Degree in Social Work and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker that has been working in the mental health field for 11 years. Jeff is NOJOS (Utah Network on Juveniles Offending Sexually) certified, as well as an Approved Provider for the Utah Department of Corrections (UDC)/Adult Probation & Parole (AP&P). Jeff has worked with a variety of populations, including autism spectrum, juvenile and adult sex offenders, substance abuse, the severely and persistently mentally ill, and those suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Jeff holds the rank of purple belt under Justin Ellison  Freestyle Jiu Jitsu.


Mace Warren, LCSW

Mace has a Master’s Degree in Social Work and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Mace has 11 years of experience working in the mental health field. Mace is a certified Domestic Violence counselor through the Utah Domestic Violence Council; certified NOJOS therapist; and an Approved Provider for UDC/AP&P.  Mace has provided clinical therapy for multiple populations including autism spectrum/PDD, intensive outpatient adult substance abuse, domestic violence offenders and victims, family intervention, intensive inpatient adult and juvenile sex offenders, female sex offenders and survivors, and PTSD.


Seven Strengths of More Effective Staff

The Triple-S Seven Strengths of More Effective Staff provides the building blocks of the program and teaches those working with youth to develop, maintain, and enhance rapport with youth. Building rapport and a healthy, positive relationship with the youth we serve is a primary focus of the Triple-S Program. The skills taught in this portion of the program focus exclusively on preventative strategies for reducing and avoiding defiant behavior for the long-run. The Seven Strengths are summed up in the acronym RAPPORT:

  • Recognize and Understand Defiance
  • Avoid Negative Supervision Strategies
  • Provide Dependable Discipline
  • Positive Reinforcement
  • Overcome Stubborn Obstacles
  • Rally Support
  • Tenacity in Implementation


Seven Crisis Intervention Strategies

Each person and each crisis situation is different. For example, a youth may go into crisis for what is often considered trivial situations to a rational thinking individual. However, when dealing with a youth-at-risk population, you must remember that the youth often do not think rationally and the supposed trivial situation in their perception is actually quite significant. Therefore, a crisis is a perception or experiencing of an event or situation as an intolerable difficulty that exceeds the person’s current resources and coping mechanisms. Unless the person obtains relief, the crisis has the potential to cause severe affective, behavioral, and cognitive malfunctioning. Our Seven Crisis Intervention Strategies are summarized in the acronym COMPOSE:

  • C.A.L.M.
  • Opposite Focus
  • Maintain Rapport
  • Problem as Third Person
  • O.A.R.S.
  • Solutions
  • Engage for Compliance


Seven Physical Redirection Techniques

Triple-S Physical Redirection Techniques are designed to control aggressive youth at risk for harming themselves or others.  The techniques are designed to maximize youth and staff safety. Finally, Triple-S Techniques are designed to enable staff to quickly and efficiently restore order while using the lowest amount of force necessary for the situation. Our Seven Physical Redirection Techniques are summarized in the acronym PREVENT:

  • P.A.L.
  • Redirect
  • Engage
  • Ventilation
  • Enable Movement
  • Neutralize Aggression
  • Teamwork

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