” to “How can we work together to train and accommodate for the skills that this child lacks right now? Stuart Ablon explain how the Collaborative Problem Solving model helps students reframe their behaviors.
A Harvard Professor, Founder of Think: Kids, author of “The School Discipline Fix,” “Changeable” and co-author of “Treating Explosive Kids”, Dr.
Reward/punishment approaches often fuel the fire, especially for the most explosive personalities and challenging behaviors. Stuart Ablon believes students need certain critical thinking skills based on empathy.
His Collaborative Problem Solving approach shifts the educator’s focus from “How can I motivate this child to behave well?She is committed to implementing the CPS approach in Canada and the United States and has trained and provided implementation support to numerous sites.She has also reviewed child and youth mental health systems internationally using the SOCPR and presented on the topic at numerous conferences.The model effectively identifies what skills a child is lacking and trains/teaches these skills through a collaborative process in increments the child can handle developmentally.This collaborative process helps adult caregivers pursue expectations, reduce challenging behavior, teach skills and gather information with an empathetic rather than punitive stance.Completion of the training is also a requirement of the professional certification program. • Implementation in groups such as classrooms and transforming system-wide disciplinary policies.Additional Topics Include: • Strategies for when a child refuses or has difficulty expressing his/her concerns. • Troubleshooting other barriers to implementation in systems. Currently available as on-site training at a location of your choice. Currently he is the Executive Director of a Children’s Mental Health Centre in Ottawa, Canada.The Oregon CPS Project at OHSU supports systems, groups, and individuals looking to learn more about Think: Kids' version of the Collaborative Problem Solving model or advance their skills.For more information, please feel free to contact Beth Holliman at .Continuing education credits are offered at no extra cost.This is a 2.5 day training program and participants must attend all days to be considered for certification.