Dr. Stuart Ablon, Director of the Think:Kids program in the Department of Psychiatry at MGH, describes the general tenets of a model of care called Collaborative Problem Solving.
Helping the Behaviorally Challenging Child in Tustin (HBCC) is a California Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation that is composed of individuals who are committed to helping behaviorally challenging children lead more productive and inclusive lives.
HBCC teaches a revolutionary, evidence-based approach for helping children with behavioral challenges. Through training, support and referrals to clinical services, we promote the understanding that challenging kids lack the skill, not the will, to behave well – specifically, skills related to problem solving, flexibility and frustration tolerance. Unlike traditional models of discipline, HBCC teaches an approach that avoids the use of power, control and motivational procedures and instead focuses on teaching at-risk kids the skills they need to succeed.
Adult/Child power struggles can leave both parties frustrated. Rewards and Punishments can make matters worse. Helping the Behaviorally Challenging Child introduces adults to Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS). CPS helps with parenting, teaching and treating children, teens, and young adults with difficult-to-manage behaviors who are having trouble meeting the demands of home life and school expectations. Time and again, this approach has produced positive, evidence-based results in treatment. It has improved relationships between children, their teachers, families, and caregivers. If you would like to find out more about CPS:
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