Collaborative and Proactive Solutions at School: Moving from Power and Control to Collaboration and Problem Solving

Collaborative and Proactive Solutions at School: Moving from Power and Control to Collaboration and Problem Solving

 

 

Event Details

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Workshop Overview: 

Dates: December 5th and 6th 2019

Facilitator: Ross W. Greene, PhD

This training is suitable for: Educators and Social Workers 

Dr. Ross W. Greene is the author of the influential books: The Explosive Child and Lost at School

Description: Specifically geared toward educators, this two-day advanced training provides in-depth exposure to the empirically supported model Dr. Ross Greene described his influential books The Explosive Child, Lost and School, Lost and 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, challenging behaviors, disciplinary referrals, detentions, suspensions, seclusions, and physical, chemical, and mechanical restraints.  The model represents a significant departure from school 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 two-day training will leave with an understanding of the underpinnings of the model, its refinements over the past 8-10 years, and practical assessment and intervention tools that can be brought back to and used in these diverse settings.

 At the conclusion of the training, you will be able to:

  • Describe the six key themes of the CPS model, and how the model focuses on problems (and solving them) rather than 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 and assess the various cognitive skills that are central to adaptively handling life's social, emotional, and behavioral challenges
  • Identify and prioritize the unsolved problems precipitating challenging behavior
  • 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, and the three steps or "ingredients" of Plan B
  • Describe how to effectively implement Plan B to solve problems, teach skills, and reduce the frequency and intensity of challenging behavior

References/Bibliography:

Books

Greene, R. W. (1998, 2001, 2005, 2009, 2014).  The explosive child:  A new approach for understanding and parenting easily frustrated, "chronically inflexible" children.  New York: HarperCollins.

Greene, R.W.  (2008, 2010, 2014). Lost at school:  Why our kids with behavioral challenges are falling through the cracks and how we can help them.  New York:  Scribner.

 Greene, R.W. (2016). Lost & found: Helping behaviorally challenging students (and while you’re at it, all the rest). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Greene, R.W. (2016). Raising human beings: Creating a collaborative partnership with your child. New York: Scribner.




  • When

  • Thursday, December 5, 2019 - Friday, December 6, 2019
    9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Eastern Time

  • Where

  • SickKids Centre for Community Mental Health Learning Institute
    114 Maitland Street
    Toronto, Ontario M4Y 1E1
    Canada
    416-924-1164

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