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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 Tuesday evenings from 6pm to 8pm

About the Course Instructor

Jan Urton is Family & Youth Program’s Family Support Partner in Yamhill County for the Wraparound Program, and she is a Think:Kids Certified Trainer in Collaborative Problem Solving. Jan is the adoptive parent of 3 grown children and 2 grandchildren. She also is a retired classroom teacher and former Peace Corps Volunteer, so has experience with a variety of families.