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Title:  Collaborative Problem Solving Tier 1 Intensive: An Innovative, Trauma-Informed Approach for Teaching, Treating and Parenting/Caregiving Kids (and Adults) with Chronic Challenging Behavior
When: August 3-5, 2020
Where: Harney ESD, Burns, OR
Cost: $250
For more information: call us at 503-896-6780 or
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This 3-day intensive Collaborative Problem Solving training is sponsored by Marcola School District and is intended for educators, parents, mental health clinicians, and community partners.  Participants should have some introductory exposure to the model, and have interest in becoming more proficient in this innovative approach.  Relationally based and trauma-informed, CPS views challenging behavior as a learning delay/disability of some very crucial cognitive (thinking) skills necessary to handle the demands of everyday life and not the result of a child’s willfulness or poor parenting.
Through a more empathetic and accurate understanding of what is getting in a child’s way, we (parents, educators, clinicians) are better able to intervene to support children through a trauma-informed, collaborative process of teaching skills and solving problems using dosing and spacing that the brain can handle.  In this training, participants with some previous exposure to this approach will advance their skills in applying the model through a combination of didactic instruction, role-plays, video and audio examples, case presentations, and breakout groups with topics of specific interest to clinicians and educators.
This is an opportunity to not only learn about this model, but to network with others who desire to promote a compassionate and neurodevelopmentally supportive approach, and to receive individual attention and feedback during breakout sessions from Think:Kids Certified CPS Trainers.  For more information about the Collaborative Problem Solving model visit:  http://bowmanconsultgroup.com/cps-with-kids-and-adults/  or  www.thinkkids.org.
Rick Bowman, M.A., Clinical Psychology is a Certified CPS Trainer, and holds an Oregon K-12 Administrative license. His training and consultation background has included mental health and human service agencies, non-profits, and corporations, as well as speaking/consulting internationally in Russia, Cuba, and Jamaica.
Rick has been employed as a Clinical Psychologist, Community College Professor, Assistant Principal, Alternative School Director, Student Services Director, and non-profit Assistant Executive Director. His recent implementations of CPS have been:
— With children in a non-profit alternative middle school and high school setting in the David Douglas School District in Southeast Portland where students face significant barriers to their social, emotional and educational progress such as homelessness, severe poverty, drug & gang involvement, and disengagement from school.
— With teens in a Long Term Care and Treatment school for students in Level 5 residential foster care who have experienced significant trauma.
Doris Bowman, M.S.Ed. is a Certified Trauma Practitioner of Education® (CTP-E), a certified special educator and certified administrator in the state of Oregon. She is a Think:Kids Certified CPS Trainer, and a Parent Coaching Institute Certified Parent Coach®.  She has co-authored Going to Bed is Easy Now, and Going to School is Easy Now, the first two in a series of childrens’ books designed to support children with challenging behavior (www.easynowbooks.com). She has a broad background in special education and behavior consultation with over 20 years experience working with and supporting children with challenging behaviors and their families.
– Graduate credit available through Seattle Pacific University – 2 credits for $55 each plus $10 processing fee
– Certificates will be given for 16 PDU’s to all attendees from Think:Kids, MGH at Harvard, signed by Dr. Stuart Ablon, Director of Think:Kids and both certified trainers. These can be submitted to other associations for approval of hours.

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