Triple-C: A different approach to care and treatment of people with intellectual disabilities

Triple-C is a treatment methodology for people with intellectual disabilities, who also have behavioural or mental problems. The three Cs of Triple-C stand for Client, Coach and Competence.

Triple-C in a nutshell:

  • we enter into an unconditionally supportive relationship with our clients;
  • we provide meaningful daytime activities;
  • We do not focus on the behavioral problems.

Triple-C does not focus on controlling problem behaviour, which is in contrast with other treatment models. Triple-C works on ‘restoring life to normal’. Care workers, behaviour specialists, managers and doctors build an unconditionally supportive relationship with clients. On the basis of that relationship, clients participate in a meaningful day program together with care workers. This relationship increases their self-confidence and they develop competencies that have a therapeutic effect.