Overview

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Collaborative and Proactive Solutions

New Featured Event with Nationally Prominent Expert, Ross Greene!

In this one day featured presentation, Dr. Ross Greene will describe his Collaborative and Proactive Solutions (CPS) model, which provides a compassionate understanding of kids' behavioral challenges and a non-adversarial, effective approach for reducing challenging behavior, improving communication, and repairing relationships. This model has been implemented in schools, inpatient units, residential facilities, treatment programs, and juvenile detention facilities.

For those new to Dr. Greene's model, the morning session will provide an introduction to the key themes of the Collaborative and Proactive Solutions PS model, including assessment instrumentation (using the Assessment of Lagging Skills and Unsolved Problems [ALSUP]), and the Plans framework. 

In the afternoon, Dr. Greene will go into detail about using the ALSUP and will provide in-depth coverage of Plan B (solving problems collaboratively), accompanied by video examples and guided practice.

About Ross Greene

Ross W. Greene, Ph.D., is an internationally prominent psychologist and originator of the Collaborative Problem Solving approach (now known as Collaborative & Proactive Solutions), described in his influential books, "The Explosive Child" (updated 5th edition) and "Lost at School" (revised 2nd edition). Dr. Greene was on the teaching faculty at Harvard Medical School for over 20 years until 2014. He currently is adjunct associate professor in the Department of Psychology at Virginia Tech. He is also the Founding Director of the nonprofit “Lives in the Balance,” which provides a vast array of free, web-based resources on the CPS model and advocates on behalf of behaviorally challenging kids and their parents, teachers, and other caregivers. He is the recipient of numerous grants and provides consultation to schools, treatment centers, juvenile facilities, and related organizations. He also lectures widely throughout the world, currently living in Portland, Maine, with his wife and two kids.

What You Will Learn

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"The single most important thing a caregiver can do to help a behaviorally challenging child is to be the person who, at long last, identifies the lagging skills and unsolved problems that have been contributing to challenging episodes." - Ross W. Greene

Traditional school discipline procedures -- depriving kids of recess, detentions, suspensions, paddlings -- don't solve the problems that are affecting the lives of students. These interventions just push kids away...toward alienation and disenfranchisement. What to do instead? Start solving problems and teaching skills... collaboratively and proactively!

Learn from Ross Green about his approach to challenging children, Collaborative and Proactive Solutions.

Travel & Site Information

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Portsmouth Harbor Events & Conference Center

Address: 100 Deer St. at 22 Portwalk Place, Portsmouth, NH 03801

Phone: (603) 422-6114 

https://goo.gl/maps/x9DUQySUEAU2

Parking Map - Parking is provided only if you park at the garage specified across the street from Portmsouth Harbor Events & Conference Center.

Chaser tickets to use upon exiting the garage will be provided at the event.

Directions from the From the South
Portwalk Place may not be recognized by Google, US Postal Service, nor GPS; please use 100 Deer Street as your trip destination to map your route.

  • Interstate 95 N to Exit 7 in 
    New Hampshire
  • right onto Market Street
  • right onto Russell Street
  • Merge onto Deer Street.
    (100 Deer Street is straight ahead when stopped at end of Russell Street)
  • Pull into Portwalk Place at 100 Deer Street. (This is a one-way drive.)

Directions from the North

Portwalk Place may not be recognized by Google, US Postal Service, nor GPS; please use 100 Deer Street as your trip destination to map your route.

  • Interstate 95 S to Exit 7 in 
    New Hampshire,
  • left onto Market Street,
  • right onto Russell Street
  • Merge onto Deer Street.
    (100 Deer Street is straight ahead when stopped at end of Russell Street)
  • Pull into Portwalk Place at 100 Deer Street. (This is a one-way drive.)

Instructor Bios

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  • Ross Greene

    Ross W. Greene, Ph.D., is an internationally prominent psychologist and originator of the Collaborative Problem Solving approach (now known as Collaborative & Proactive Solutions), described in his influential books, "The Explosive Child" (updated 5th edition) and "Lost at School" (revised 2nd edition). Dr. Greene was on the teaching faculty at Harvard Medical School for over 20 years until 2014. He currently is adjunct associate professor in the Department of Psychology at Virginia Tech. He is also the Founding Director of the nonprofit “Lives in the Balance,” which provides a vast array of free, web-based resources on the CPS model and advocates on behalf of behaviorally challenging kids and their parents, teachers, and other caregivers. He is the recipient of numerous grants and provides consultation to schools, treatment centers, juvenile facilities, and related organizations. He also lectures widely throughout the world, currently living in Portland, Maine, with his wife and two kids.

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