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Management of Aggressive Behavior (MOAB®) Basic - Day 1

An intensive one day session to prevent, manage, and diffuse aggressive behavior by recognizing gestures, postures, and facial expressions. During this class you will learn the stages of conflict and management techniques. Learn what "personal space" is, when assault is imminent and what to do. The use of simple interactive exercises enables the student to retain the knowledge and skills taught in the classroom setting.

Course Outline

- What is Management of Aggressive Behavior (MOAB)?
- MOAB Objectives


- Violence in Society, Healthcare Facilities, Law Enforcement and Security

Strategies for Preventing and Diffusing Aggressive Behavior

  • Behavior and Intervention

  • Mental Conditioning

    • 1. Purpose

    • 2. Conflict

    • 3. Exercise

  • Plan, Identify and Act

  • Methods and Communication

    • Non-Verbal Communication

    • Personal Space

    • The Reactionary Distance

    • Eye Communications

    • Gestures, Postures and Facial Expressions

    • Signals to look for and understand


  • Stages of Conflict & Management

    • 1. Conflict

    • 2. Stage I: Anxiety

      • a. Recognizing Anxiety

      • b. Anxiety Triggers

      • c. Managing the Individual’s Anxiety

      • d. Listening

      • e. Five Levels of Listening

      • f. Empathetic Listening

      • g. Supportive Verbal Communications

      • h. Supportive Verbal Communication Skills

      • i. Understanding Fear & Panic

      • j. Fear and Panic Create Dysfunction

      • k. Mind and Body Stress Feedback Loop

      • l. How to break the Stress Feedback Loop

    • 3. Stage II: Verbal Aggression

      • a. Recognizing Verbal Aggression

      • b. Managing Verbal Aggression

    • 4. Stage III: Physical Aggression

      • a. Recognizing Physical Aggression

      • b. Managing Physical Aggression

      • c. Cornering

        • i. Three Options

        • ii. Five Common Mistakes

      • d. Diversions

        • i. Diversions that can be used

        • ii. Regaining Control

        • iii. Redirect Activity

        • iv. Approaching

      • e. Multiple Individuals

        • i. Positioning


  • Mental Conditioning

  • Non-Verbal Communications

  • Stage I – Anxiety

  • Stage II – Verbal Aggression

  • Stage III – Physical Aggression

  • Signals of Regaining Control

  • Cornering

  • Multiple Individuals

​​​Testing and Evaluation

All of our MOAB® courses are taught by My Brother's Keeper, LLC with the permission of MOAB® Training International, Inc. Click here for more information about MOAB® Training International, Inc.

My Brother's Keeper, LLC offers five classes about the Management of Aggressive Behavior (MOAB®). Click on the buttons below to see details about each.

MOAB® Intro with

& Restraining Aggressive Behavior

MOAB® Intro with

Physical Confrontation

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