Resources for Parents
The link above will direct you to resources in your area – from clinicians and support groups to schools and treatment programs. We also offer a range of online resources, book and videos described below.
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Our Blog and Training Videos
There are all kinds of resources right here on our website to help you learn more about this new way of understanding and helping kids. You can read the Basics of our approach right here on the site. You can return to our blog for more advanced topics. We’re also pleased to offer online training videos right here as well.
Online Introductory Training
Interested in learning more about the approach but can’t make it to an in person training? Register for our online introductory training and learn about Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS) in the comfort of you home, at your own pace. We collaborated with Alliant University to produce this online introductory training for parents, clinicians and educators. The training even covers the research on the model. The material is organized into primary topics and consists of a sequence of video segments covering all aspects of our model. You can go back and review the videos as much as you need to and there is no expiration date once you register.
*Please contact Eric Melendez at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-800-457-1273 if you are having any issues registering or accessing the webinar.
Below you will find a link to the manual of our approach:
Treating Explosive Kids: The Collaborative Problem Solving Approach
By Ross W. Greene, Ph.D. and J. Stuart Ablon, Ph.D.
The first comprehensive presentation for clinicians of the groundbreaking approach, this book provides a detailed framework for effective, individualized intervention with highly oppositional children and their families. Many vivid examples and Q&A sections show how to identify the specific cognitive factors that contribute to explosive and noncompliant behavior, remediate these factors, and teach children and their adult caregivers how to solve problems collaboratively. The book also describes challenges that may arise in implementing the model and provides clear and practical solutions. Two special chapters focus on intervention in schools andin therapeutic/restrictive facilities. Click here if you want to purchase Treating Explosive Kids from Amazon.
Thanks to the generosity of friends of Think:Kids, we are fortunate to have recorded music written especially for parents and their kids. You can download them here!
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