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Free & Web-Based for Oregon Parents!

All current classes are offered via Zoom and generously funded by the Oregon Health Authority.

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Classes are facilitated by expert local Oregon trainers certified by Think:Kids

• Learn the Collaborative Problem Solving® approach & effective ways to reduce conflict

• Build skills & confidence in using the CPS approach

• Network & share information about community resources

• Develop new understanding of challenging behavior & learn new ways to help your child

• Rethink conventional approaches to behavioral difficulties and strengthen relationships

• Gain support from other parents, grandparents, foster parents, and caregivers

The CPS Approach

The Collaborative Problem Solving® approach is an evidence-based method to managing challenging behavior that promotes the understanding that challenging kids lack the skill – not the will – to behave; specifically, skills related to problem-solving, flexibility, and frustration tolerance.

Unlike traditional models of discipline, the CPS approach avoids the use of power, control, and motivational procedures and instead focuses on collaborating with the child/ youth/ young adult to solve the problems leading to challenging behavior and building the skills they need to succeed.

This class runs on Wednesday evenings from 5:30pm to 7:30pm

About the Course Instructor

Randi Cooper, M.Ed. , is a behavior consultant, special educator, and trainer with over 20 years experience working with individuals who experience challenging behaviors. Her background is Special Education as a classroom teacher and behavior specialist. Currently, she is a Behavior Professional Provider/Consultant who provides training and coaching for schools, clinicians, parents, and other agencies in using the most effective strategies and evidence-based approaches. Randi is an expert in Collaborative Problem Solving and is a staff member of Think:Kids at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston as a Clinical Trainer and Consultant. Randi lives in Portland, Oregon, but works with programs across the country. She is passionate about helping others increase confidence, feel empowered, and shift people’s thinking of how they view and help those individuals who need some extra support at home, in school, and in life.