The Smith College Center for Early Childhood Education
welcomes parents, educators, and other professionals working with children from toddlerhood
to adolescence to hear Dr. Ross Greene present a lecture, Collaborative Problem
Solving: Teaching, Parenting, and Treating Challenging Kids.
Dr. Greene is the author of the recently released book, Lost
at School: Why Our Most Vulnerable, At-Risk Kids Still Fall Through the Cracks
and How We Can Help Them. He is also the author of the highly acclaimed
book, The Explosive Child. Dr.
Greene is Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard
Dr. Greene is the originator of a model of psychosocial
treatment called Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS). Based on research in
the neurosciences over the past 30 years, the CPS model posits that challenging behavior
is a form of developmental delay and the byproduct of lagging cognitive skills in
the global domains of flexibility/adaptablility, frustration tolerance, and problem-solving.
CPS helps adults and kids solve the problems precipitating challenging behavior and
simultaneously teach kids the skills they're lacking.
The model, which represents a dramatic departure from
conventional wisdom and practice, has been found to be highly effective in an array
of settings, including families, general and special education schools, therapeutic
groups homes, and inpatient, residential, and juvenile detention facilities. Participants
in this workshop will leave with an understanding of the underpinnings of the CPS
model and practical assessment and intervention tools that can be brought back to
and used in these diverse settings.
Located in Hillyer Hall in the Brown Fine Arts Center, Smith
College, Northampton, Massachusetts
A list of books that will be available for
purchase will be posted soon.
Smith College is located in the town of Northampton,
which was officially designated as the number one small town for arts in the country
in a recent edition of The 100 Best Small Art Towns in America by John Villani.
Participants may visit the many shops, cafés, restaurants, and galleries in
Northampton as well as the attractions on campus, such as the Botanic Garden.
There are many options for lunch in downtown Northampton, Sam's
Cafe at the Smith College Museum of Art and at the Smith
College Campus Center Cafe.
Before September 25: $75; After September 25: $85
Please mail completed registration to:
Smith College Center for Early Childhood Education
28 Lyman Road
Northampton, MA 01063
Or fax to (413) 585-3292 (credit card payment only)
A handling fee of $25 will be deducted from refunds for cancellations that are received
by mail, e-mail, or fax by October 2, 2009, 5 p.m. EST. Registration fees will
not be refunded after October 2, 2009.
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