Event date: 9/28/2023 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Export event
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Moving from Power and Control to Collaboration and Problem Solving

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This is the evidence-based model Dr. Ross Greene describes in his influential books The Explosive Child, Lost at School, Lost & Found, and Raising Human Beings. The CPS model has transformed thinking, and practices in countless families, schools, inpatient psychiatric units, and residential and juvenile detention facilities worldwide 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. In this workshop, Kimi Hopkins will provide a general overview of the CPS model, including key themes, the use of assessment instrumentation, and solving problems collaboratively.

About the presenter: Ms. Hopkins is an independently licensed clinical social worker who has specialized in working with behaviorally challenging kids for more than 20 years. She has managed the clinical departments of two organizations serving youth and families in residential facilities, foster homes, therapeutic day schools, and homeless shelters. She has been a Collaborative & Proactive Solutions (CPS) Trainer since 2007 helping schools, residentials, hospitals, and parents to successfully implement the CPS Model. Ms. Hopkins is also the Director of Outreach & Communication for Dr. Ross Greene’s non-profit, Lives in the Balance.

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