October 26: Community Support Group – CPS Resources

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 in the process.

CPS is an approach applicable to everyone! We all have different abilities and needs. Initially intended for parents and educators, we invite high school and college students to join us to learn more. Young people can take this opportunity to see challenges through new lenses and how to solve problem situations that may be a cause of anxiety. Connect with one another through open discussion and obtain resource information and support.

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 common topics.

This month, we will utilize one of Dr. Greene’s video clips and provide and Open Forum for discussion and support. We will also introduce Carrie and Kate who are working to provide “CPS Resources” via Facebook where we will link to information from Dr. Greene’s “Lives in the Balance” page, articles on the approach as well as educational resources that relate to “whole-child” learning.  And, … implementing the ability to Zoom in to meetings ongoing.

At our Community Support Group, Open Forum, participants are encouraged to bring any unsolved problems they would like to discuss as well as thinking about lagging skills that might be getting in the way. See the Assessment of Lagging Skills and Unsolved Problems (ALSUP) Sheet Assessment of Lagging Skills and Unsolved Problems Sheet and the accompanying guide: Assessment of Lagging Skills and Unsolved Problems Guide. You may submit your ALSUP to us for review before the meeting through the link below.

Please complete our Community Support Group membership application. An annual donation is requested for participating adults (membership includes CPS Training and all support group sessions throughout the year). No fee for students. We welcome you to be part of our collaborative community!