This course presents an overview of Collaborative Problem Solving®, an empirically supported, compassionate, and productive approach to understanding and helping children and youth with social, emotional, and behavioral challenges. Participants are introduced to a mindset of understanding the impact of lagging skills and environmental demands on the ability of a child or youth to be successful. Entry steps to proactive problem solving are explored through practice scenarios and strategies to prioritize unsolved problems and organize group thinking are also reviewed.
This course is based on Collaborative Problem Solving®, a model developed by child psychologist Ross Greene, Ph.D., author of The Explosive Child (HarperCollins, 2010) and Lost at School (Scribner, 2009), and founder of the non-profit advocacy organization Lives in the Balance. Elements of this model have influenced the services provided by Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families. Casa Pacifica trainers have received advanced training from, but are not affiliated with Dr. Ross Greene or Lives in the Balance.
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
(a) Integrate knowledge of the impact of lagging skills and environmental demands on the ability of a child or youth to be successful within current support roles
(b) Identify specific unsolved problems which may be causing difficulty for a particular child or youth, and
(c) Apply entry steps to solve problems together with a child or youth in a proactive manner.
This course is approved by the California Department of Social Services for 4 hours of continuing education for administrator recertification. Course Number: GH 342-0404-16079
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # CEP 15108, for 4 Contact hours.
This course meets the qualifications for 4 hours of continuing education credit for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (MFTs), Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSWs), Licensed Educational Psychologists (LEPs), and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors (LPCCs) as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families, Provider 2522).
Provider approved by the California Association for Alcohol and Drug Educators, Provider #; CP10 914 C 1113 for 4 Contact hours.
This course meets the qualification for 4 hours of continuing education credit for Child and Youth Care Professionals (CYC-P) as required by the Child and Youth Care Certification Board.Content domain: Relationship & Communication
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When & Where
Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families
Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families is one of the largest providers of mental health services for children and families on California’s central coast. We serve over 430 families daily, many of whom have faced abuse and neglect, severe emotional disturbances, mental health challenges, multiple out-of-home placements, and a variety of other challenges.
Our campus and community services include: Emergency Shelter, Residential Treatment, Non-Public School, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, Health Services Clinic, Therapeutic Behavioral Services/Intensive Behavioral Services, Wraparound, and Emergency Crisis Response.
Visit www.casapacifica.org for more information.