California ASCD in partnership with ILASCD
THE EXPLOSIVE CHILD
Collaborative & Proactive Solutions
- Change Your Lenses
- Identify Lagging Skills and Unsolved Problems
- Solve Problems Collaboratively and Proactively
Moving From Power and Control to Collaboration and Problem-Solving is the innovative, evidence-based, trauma-informed model Dr. Ross Greene describes in his influential books The Explosive Child, Lost at School, Lost & Found, and Raising Using Beings. The CPS model has transformed thinking and practices in countless families, schools,
inpatient psychiatry units, and residential and juvenile detention facilities throughout the world, and has been associated with dramatic reductions in adult-child conflict, concerning behaviors, disciplinary referrals, detentions, suspensions, restraints, and seclusions. The model represents a significant departure from discipline-as-usual: it focuses on solving problems rather than on modifying behavior, emphasizes collaborative rather than unilateral solutions, encourages proactive rather than reactive intervention, de-emphasizes diagnostic categories, and provides practical, research-based tools for assessment and intervention. Participants in this 3-hour workshop will leave with an understanding of the underpinnings of the model and its practical assessment and intervention tools.
At the conclusion of the seminar, participants will be able to:
- Describe the five paradigm shifts of the CPS model, and how the model focuses on problems (and solving them) rather than on the behaviors that are being caused by those problems (and modifying them); the advantages of collaborative (rather than unilateral) problem solving; and the importance and feasibility of proactive (rather than reactive) intervention.
- Identify the lagging skills that are involved in solving problems, handling frustration, being flexible and adaptable, and regulating emotions and the unsolved problems that are causing concerning behaviors
- Describe the three basic mechanisms by which adults handle unsolved problems and unmet expectations in kids (Plans A, B, and C) and what is accomplished by each
- Describe the three steps of Plan B
- Describe how to effectively implement Plan B and the various roadblocks that can occur in implementation (and how to overcome them).
Who Should Attend:
Teachers, Counselors, Psychologists, Administrators, Parents
Ross W. Greene, Ph.D. is the originator of Collaborative& Proactive Solutions (CPS), as described in his influential books The Explosive Child, Lost at School, Lost & Found, and Raising Human Beings. Dr. Greene served on the faculty at Harvard Medical School for over 20 years, and is now the Founding Director of the non-profit Lives in the Balance (www.livesinthebalance.org), which aims to disseminate the CPS model and support caregivers through a vast array of free web-based resources; advocate on behalf of kids with concerning behaviors and their caregivers; and advocate for systemic changes to encourage the use of non-punitive, non-exclusionary interventions. He lectures and consults extensively with families, general and special education schools, inpatient psychiatric units, and residential and juvenile detention facilities throughout the world.
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