Collaborative & Proactive Solutions (CPS) is an evidence-based model of psychosocial treatment originated and developed by Dr. Ross Greene, and described in his books The Explosive Child, Lost at School, Raising Human Beings, and Lost & Found.
Rather than focusing on kids’ concerning behaviors (and modifying them), CPS helps kids and caregivers solve the problems that are causing those behaviors. The problem solving is collaborative (not unilateral) and proactive (not reactive). Research has shown that the model is effective at dramatically improving kids’ behavior and their relationships with their caregivers, and at dramatically reducing or eliminating discipline referrals, suspensions, restraints, and seclusions in schools.
In countless families, general and special education schools, group homes, inpatient psychiatric units, and residential and juvenile detention facilities across the globe. An impressive and growing body of published research documents the effectiveness of the CPS model.
This website connects you to vast array of resources, including a variety of learning and training options and over 200 providers in 16 different countries. And you’ll find lots of additional free resources — for parents, educators, mental health clinicians, and physicians — on the website of the non-profit, Lives in the Balance.