Upcoming Conferences & Workshops


The Explosive Child: Collaborative & Proactive Solutions featuring Dr. Ross Greene

Live Virtual
October 19th, 2023, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Live on Zoom


Oct 19, 2023

Live on Zoom

9:00 a.m. - Noon CT

3 PD Hours



Learn to:

Change Your Lenses
Identify Lagging Skills and Unsolved Problems
Solve Problems Collaboratively and Proactively


Moving From Power and Control to Collaboration and Problem-Solving is the innovative, evidence-based, trauma-informed model Dr. Ross Greene describes in his influential books The Explosive Child, Lost at School, Lost & Found, and Raising Using Beings. The CPS model has transformed thinking and practices in countless families, schools,
inpatient psychiatry units, and residential and juvenile detention facilities throughout the world, and has been associated with dramatic reductions in adult-child conflict, concerning behaviors, disciplinary referrals, detentions, suspensions, restraints, and seclusions. The model represents a significant departure from discipline-as-usual: it focuses on solving problems rather than on modifying behavior, emphasizes collaborative rather than unilateral solutions, encourages proactive rather than reactive intervention, de-emphasizes diagnostic categories,
and provides practical, research-based tools for assessment and intervention. Participants in this 3-hour workshop will leave with an understanding of the underpinnings of the model and its practical assessment and intervention tools.


At the conclusion of the seminar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the five paradigm shifts of the CPS model, and how the model focuses on problems (and solving them) rather than on the behaviors that are being caused by those problems (and modifying them); the

      advantages of collaborative (rather than unilateral) problem solving; and the importance and feasibility of      

      proactive (rather than reactive) intervention.

  • Identify the lagging skills that are involved in solving problems, handling frustration, being flexible and adaptable, and regulating emotions and the unsolved problems that are causing concerning behaviors
  • Describe the three basic mechanisms by which adults handle unsolved problems and unmet expectations in kids (Plans A, B, and C) and what is accomplished by each
  • Describe the three steps of Plan B
  • Describe how to effectively implement Plan B and the various roadblocks that can occur in implementation (and how to overcome them).


Who Should Attend:
Teachers, Counselors, Psychologists, Administrators, Parents



Click to See a sample of Dr. Green speaking on the topic of POWER!





Ross W. Greene, Ph.D. is the originator of Collaborative& Proactive Solutions (CPS), as described in his influential books The Explosive Child, Lost at School, Lost & Found, and Raising Human Beings. Dr. Greene served on the
faculty at Harvard Medical School for over 20 years, and is now the Founding Director of the non-profit Lives in the Balance (www.livesinthebalance.org), which aims to disseminate the CPS model and support caregivers through
a vast array of free web-based resources; advocate on behalf of kids with concerning behaviors and their caregivers; and advocate for systemic changes to encourage the use of non-punitive, non-exclusionary
interventions. He lectures and consults extensively with families, general and special education schools, inpatient psychiatry units, and residential and juvenile detention facilities throughout the world.


Conference Fees

Early Bird $179 (Until July 30, 2023)

ILASCD Member $199

Non-Member $248


How to Register                                                                                                                                                         

  • Online: Use your Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express card at http://www.illinoisascd.org

  • Call: 800-877-1478 or 309-438-2160, Mon. - Fri. 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., and use your Visa,
    MasterCard, Discover, or American Express.

  • Mail: Send the completed form with a check or copy of the PO to IL ASCD Greene — Illinois State University, Conference Services, Campus Box 8610, Normal, IL 61790-8610.

  • Fax: Fax the completed form to 309-438-5364 using your Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express or a copy of your school P.O.  



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