Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS)
Are you raising elementary school aged children? This series is designed for parents; foster, adoptive, and step-parents; grandparents and caregivers looking for effective ways to address challenging problems. Learn about this compassionate approach that builds skills in both caregiver and child in a confidential, non-judgemental setting. Participants are offered a network of support and space to share information about community resources. Caregivers are welcome to bring their elementary age children for a special art session during each night of the workshop. Art activities will be supervised and facilitated in a separate classroom while caregivers participate in the CPS training.
Additional resources can be found at: www.thinkkids.org. Think:Kids is a program in the Department of Psychiatry at MGH.
Space is limited. To register, please EMAIL or CALL Courtney McKaig: Courtney.email@example.com or 802-674-7198
Jenifer Aldrich, M.Ed., is currently the only CPS Certified practitioner in Vermont. Ms. Aldirch is principal of Albert Bridge School in West Windsor, and has brought the CPS approach to the Albert Bridge School, HCRS support staff, the Windsor Southeast Supervisory Union, Union Street School in Springfield, and many families. Well over 100 parents, caregivers, educators, and providers have received the introductory training series or introductory exposure from Ms. Aldrich over the past two years. Ms. Aldrich has studied the CPS approach through experiences in the Salem (MA) school system and here in Vermont. Her work with Thinkkids spans over ten years and she continues to bring inspired passion for the approach to all willing to learn.