CPS Parent Groups

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Connecting with other like-minded parents to learn about the Collaborative Problem Solving® (CPS) approach, support each other and share resources can be invaluable. In many instances this alone or in conjunction with additional training will provide support to enable parents to successfully implement Collaborative Problem Solving with their child.

If you’re putting the CPS approach to use with your child/partner, want to talk about your challenges and successes, or want to learn more about the approach a parent group in your community can help answer questions, concerns and provide the understanding you need to help your child develop the skills they need to be successful. 

CPS Parent Groups are facilitated by individuals who are officially certified in the CPS approach, are professionally trained, and receive ongoing supervision from Think:Kids.

Current CPS Parent Groups

California

  • Tustin, CA Ongoing  Parent Support Groups held at various time throughout winter and spring at: 145 West Main St. Suite 260 in Tustin, CA. These groups are facilitated by Debra Ann Afarian, Think:Kids CPS Certified, and costs $150 per person | $250 per couple. For more information or to register for a group session, call (714) 695-1057 or visit: www.HBCC.us

     Connecticut

  • Clinton, CT October 15  November 19, 2018: Parent Support Group held on Mondays at 6:30PM at Henry Carter Hull Library.  This group is facilitated by Divinna Schmitt M.Ed, Think:Kids CPS Certified. For more information or to register for a group session, please call (860) 876-0236 or email Divinna directly at: Divinna@comcast.net

     Iowa

  • Check back for dates when a group will be facilitated by Think:Kids CPS Certified Trainer, Erin Forbes, LMSW. For more information call (319) 286-4545 or email: eforbes@tanagerplace.org

      Massachusetts

  • Quincy, MA  September 10 – October 1, 2018: Parent Overview Group held on Mondays at 6PM at Quincy Family Resource Center. This group is facilitated by Linda M. Perry, MA Think:Kids CPS Certified. Childcare and light dinner will be provided.For more information call (617) 750-1522, or email: lperry0181@comcast.net
  • Check back for dates when a group will be facilitated by Think:Kids CPS Certified Trainer – Karen Kraut, MPH and costs $250 per person. For more information or to register, call (617) 710-9300 or visit: BeTheParentBoston.com

      Oregon

  • St, Helens, OR  June 28 – August 19, 2018: 8-week Parent Support Group held on Thursdays at 9AM at GOBHI in St. Helens, OR. This group is facilitated by Think:Kids CPS Certified Trainer, Kate O’Kelley, MA. For more information call (503) 388-5612,  or email: kokelley@gobhi.net

     Canada

  • Halifax, Nova Scotia October 5 December 19, 2018: 8-week Parent Support Group 10AM at IWK Health Centre. These groups are facilitated by Kimberley Clark, Think:Kids CPS Certified. For more information or to register, call (902) 470-5046 or email: kimberley.clark@iwk.nshealth.ca

While Group facilitators are officially certified by Think:Kids and receive ongoing supervision from Think:Kids, CPS Parent Groups are independent of Think:Kids/Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry. Information shared in these groups reflect the facilitator’s best understanding and of the Collaborative Problem Solving approach.

Collaborative Problem Solving® is a registered trademark of the Massachusetts General Hospital.