February 9: Special Valentine’s – Community Support Group

We will have a Special Valentine’s – Community Support Group this month!  Kiara Pena, SUNY College at Old Westbury – Resident Assistant / Orientation Leader and fellow students have reached out to us to send well-wishes and chocolate our way! These caring students will be making “goodie boxes” for our Community Support Group families. They recognize the efforts that moms, in particular, have been making on behalf of their children who exhibit behavioral challenges. And, they would like to recognize them! All moms (and dads) welcome to attend!

In addition to “goodie boxes”, these SUNY Old Westbury students will be participating in the Community Support Group to learn more about the Collaborative & Proactive Solutions (CPS) approach and determine how they may be able to assist The Children’s Sangha and our families in other ways! Our meeting will be an Open Forum to address the questions and concerns of participants and will include a video clip to help guide discussion and Q&A.

In the case of inclement weather/snow, we will reschedule this meeting for Friday, March 9th (same time).

The Children’s Sangha works on behalf of children, young adults, families and schools. The foundation of our Community Support Group (established in 2008) is the Collaborative & Proactive Solutions (CPS) approach developed by Dr. Ross W. Greene geared to assist adults in solving problem situations with children/young adults while building lagging skills on the process. View the Assessment of Lagging Skills and Unsolved Problems Sheet  and bring to the meeting for guidance.

Christine Keller, who has received advanced training in the CPS approach, facilitates our group and is often joined by either Dr. Monica DeSchryver or Dr. Lisa LoPinto who are certified CPS providers. Questions about how to apply CPS in the home or school setting are are common topics. Learn how to view challenges through new lenses and navigate problem situations that are the cause of anxiety. Connect with one another through open discussion and obtain resource information and support. Young adults welcome to participate.

For more information about our Community Support Group, see our web site page. Please complete our Community Support Group membership application. An annual donation is requested for participating adults (membership includes CPS Training). No fee for students. CPS is an approach applicable to everyone! We all have different abilities and needs. We welcome you to be part of our collaborative community!