Tag Archives: Challenging Kid

Getting Detained Youth Out of Isolation and into Collaboration

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This week’s episode of This American Life is called “Not It.” In this episode, reporters relay three true stories in which instead of solving a problem in the community, officials simply shuttled that problem off to someone else. While the specific stories aren’t directly relevant to youth with challenging behaviors, as I listened I couldn’t

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Why Plan B is Worth the Struggle

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A Guest Blog by Certified Trainer Jordan Spikes What a powerful ending to 2-1/2 days of intensive training. The day was winding down. We had just met as groups to discuss the challenges we all will face when trying to implement the Collaborative Problem Solving model into our systems of care. By now we had

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Charter Schools Do Well if They Can!

Lots in news lately about rates of suspension in charter schools. We have a window into this issue due to collaboration with several networks of charter schools in NYC and beyond. Historically, the “no excuses” emphasis in these schools may have seemed to foster a focus on academic rigor that contributed to impressive gains in

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A Natural Fix for ADHD?

Recent research sheds some additional light on the “real” problem of ADHD- that is, when a child who’s wired for novelty-seeking is placed in an environment that’s regimented, structured, and lacks the level of complexity they are biologically prepared to manage, there becomes a problem. The result is problematic. But, what’s the solution? In his

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“How long will it take to get better?”

“How long will it take to get better?” It’s a question we here at Think:Kids are asked all the time. In the moment of crisis, parents and kids alike “just want it to stop.” The agony experienced day-to-day is real and continued exposure to challenging situations can wear down the resources of any family. The

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