Triple C Program

Triple C Program

The Triple C program was created to assist children and families to increase effective communication and reduce undesired or disruptive behavior. The Triple C program encourages positive change through self-awareness and collaboration among families, communities or professionals.

Triple C stands for Controlled, Cool & Conscious.  Children will learn the concept of self- regulation through being CONTROLLED, and how to be COOL through use of various relaxation techniques. And finally, your children will learn to cultivate their CONSCIOUSNESS through increasing their thoughtfulness and reflection of others with mindfulness and dialectical behavior therapy.

Triple C is executed through education, advocacy and support through individual and clinical services.  The program can be implemented in school, the community or office setting.

Triple C is most effective for families and caregiver when implemented in conjunction with parenting education and development of their understanding of the same concepts being taught to the children. Researchers have evidence for the positive effects of parent involvement on children, families, and school when schools and parents continuously support and encourage the children’s learning and development (Eccles & Harold, 1993; Illinois State Board of Education, 1993). According to Henderson and Berla (1994), “the most accurate predictor of a student’s achievement in school is not income or social status but the extent to which that student’s family is able to:

  1. Create a home environment that encourages learning
  2. Express high (but not unrealistic) expectations for their children’s achievement and future careers
  3. Become involved in their children’s education at school and in the community.

We also offer education for parents and caregivers using the STAR parenting curriculum by certified facilitators.  STAR parenting is an integrated approach to child guidance based on a star. It has 3 elements: an attitude of respect and reflection that keeps the long view in mind, a process for dealing with behavior and 15 tools that are organized into 5 points or groups. The Star provides both an acronym for the problem-solving process and offers parents a visual prompt for the STAR points and tools.  STAR parenting allows parents to be flexible, creative, and effective.

Each family will complete a brief intake assessment and evaluation prior to classes starting. During the intake assessment and throughout the classes, a therapist can make recommendations for other needed clinical or supportive services such as:

  • Individual Counseling
  • Parenting Education
  • Play Therapy
  • Family Counseling
  • Life-Skills Cultivation
  • Behavior Management
  • Self-regulation/Coping Skills
  • Support Groups
  • Domestic Violence Education Victim and Child
  • Mediation and Advocacy Services