Ross Greene Collaborative Problem Solving

Greene’s Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS) model with their students or with their own children.

They know that CPS is empirically-supported and evidence-based, they know that it works, and they want others to know about it too.

Greene's view of "explosive" children moves away from DSM diagnosis and into a model which views these children as learning disabled.

According to Greene, explosive children suffer specific cognitive delays which make it difficult for them to function in certain everyday situations and to tolerate frustration.

i-Mark (Invest in Maine’s At-Risk Kids) is a one million dollar investment from the state of Maine that aims to identify our most at-risk kids and prevent adverse outcomes (including preventing incarceration) by deploying several proven strategies, including careful tracking of students and seamless collaboration and communication among caregivers.

Compassionate Communities is a voluntary commitment that classroom teachers and schools can make stating that they subscribe to certain values in their interactions with kids.The film trailer was hard to watch at times, because it starkly shows the ineffective and even inhumane ways that children with behavioral challenges are sometimes treated at schools and institutions.I did not know that students are still being paddled in American schools – in fact, there are 180,000 paddlings a year.It includes more detail on the theoretical underpinnings of Greene's framework, ideas for interviewing parents and children and for teaching them the CPS model, and information about ways to apply the CPS model in schools and residential settings as well as with parents.Greene's view of "explosive" children moves away from This is an expanded version of The Explosive Child: A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible Children, written for therapists.The dialogues manage to be both realistic and instructive, unlike many other sample therapy dialogues I’ve read which just sound contrived and hokey.Although it may be tempting for therapists to want to jump immediately into Greene’s suggestions for problem-solving, Greene warns us that the initial interview is indispensable and that a clear understanding of the child must be formulated before the therapist can intervene in a helpful way.Or that 267,000 students are restrained or secluded each year, 100,000 students are expelled from school annually, and 3,000,000 are suspended.These numbers are horrifying, and yet, almost every educator in the room including myself has had direct experience with the difficult and sometimes dangerous student behaviors and the subsequent ineffective and often harmful responses that so many schools resort to. Greene took us along on his transformation from a traditional behavior management way of handling difficult behavior in children to his (and thousands of his followers’) approach now, which is based on the understanding that " Simply put, children with challenging behaviors lack the skills needed to not be challenging.Two special chapters focus on intervention in schools and in therapeutic/restrictive facilities.This is an expanded version of The Explosive Child: A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible Children, written for therapists.


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