Collaborative Problem Solving Grant Funded Training

Collaborative Problem Solving

Monday, June 17th and Tuesday, 18th, 2024  8:00am - 3:30 pm

Courtesy of the READS Collaborative Mental Health Grant, READS Collaborative, in conjunction with Think: Kids at Massachusetts General Hospital, is offering this valuable


What is Collaborative Problem Solving?

Kids with challenging behavior are tragically misunderstood and mistreated. Rewards and punishments don’t work and often make things worse. Thankfully, there’s another way. But it requires a big shift in mindset.

Helping kids with challenging behavior requires understanding why they struggle in the first place. But what if everything we thought was true about challenging behavior was actually wrong? Our Collaborative Problem Solving approach recognizes what research has pointed to for years – that kids with challenging behavior are already trying hard. They don’t lack the will to behave well. They lack the skills to behave well.

The Essential Foundation (Level 1)

course covers all aspects of the Collaborative Problem Solving approach. Through lectures, role-play, video examples, case studies, and breakout groups, participants learn how to identify what’s really causing unmet expectations and challenging behavior and how to address those causes using a relational and replicable process. After completing the course, participants are eligible to take

Advanced Concepts in Collaborative Problem Solving (Level 2)

Register Here: Think:Kids Registration

Don't hesitate, Registration is limited to 75 participants!

For additional information please  contact: Deirdre Dowd-Pizzuto at (508) 243-3511 or