Collaborative & Proactive Solutions (CPS) is an evidence-based model that helps caregivers and children work together to address challenges, reduce conflict, and increase success.
Based on the premise that conflicts occur when expectations placed on a child exceed their capacity to respond effectively, the emphasis of the CPS model is to identify the expectations the child is having difficulty meeting (unsolved problems) and then help the caregiver and child work together to solve those problems rather than modifying the child’s conflict response.
The CPS model provides a compassionate understanding of challenges as a non-adversarial, effective approach for reducing conflicts, improving communication, and building relationships and trust. This model has been implemented in schools, inpatient units, residential facilities, treatment programs, and juvenile detention facilities.
During this workshop, you will receive an overview of the CPS model interspersed with hands-on reflection, examples, and discussion to help you dig deep into a positive way of approaching challenges. You will gain practical assessment and intervention tools that can be implemented across settings.
Whether you’re a caregiver, a teacher, a direct service provider, or a professional, this workshop will powerfully shift the way you address conflicts and effectively resolve challenges.
Optional Question and Answer Session on Oct. 8
Take some time to review the workshop content, organize your thoughts, and compile some questions for the presenters to answer during an optional post-workshop virtual question and answer session one week following the workshop on Oct. 8 from 4:30-7 p.m. CST.