Collaborative and Proactive Solutions: Understanding and Helping Students with Social Emotional and Behavioural Challenges

Collaborative and Proactive Solutions: Understanding and Helping Students with Social Emotional and Behavioural Challenges



Event Details


Dates:  December 4th and 5th 2018

Facilitators:  Ross W. Greene, PhD

This training is suitable for: Educators, Mental health Professionals, Medical Professionals, Direct Service Workers, First Responders 

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

The collaborative  Proactive Solutions (CPS) model, which Dr. Greene empirically supports in his books and teaching, has transformed thinking and practices in countless families, schools, inpatient psychiatry units and residential and juvenile detention facilities throughout the world.  It has been associated with dramatic reductions in adult-child conflict, challenging behaviours, disciplinary referrals, detentions, suspensions, seclusion and physical, chemical and mechanical restraints. The model represents a significant departure from discipline-as-usual.  It focuses on solving problems rather than on modifying behavior. It 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.

In this workshop you will leave with the foundational elements of the model and practical assessment and intervention tools that you can use in diverse settings.


You will learn:

  • Describe how different explanations for and interpretations of challenging behaviour in kids can lead to dramatically different approaches to intervention, and why conventional reward and punishment procedures may not be effective for many challenging kids.
  • Identify and assess the various cognitive skills that are central to adaptively handling life's social, emotional and behavioural challenges
  • Identify and prioritize unsolved problems precipitating challenging behaviour
  • 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 of Plan B.
  • Describe how to effectively implement Plan B to solve problems, teach skills and reduce the frequency and intensity of challenging behavior.


  • When

  • Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - Wednesday, December 5, 2018
    9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Eastern Time

  • Where

  • SickKids Centre for Community Mental Health Learning Institute
    114 Maitland Street
    Toronto, Ontario M4Y 1E1

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