Registration is open for a Jan. 31 workshop on Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS), which helps teachers, parents and other adults reach out to and succeed with children who engage in challenging behavior. The three-day program that takes place at the Winston Community Center, 440 S.E. Grape Ave., Winston.
CPS is based on two major principles. The first is that challenging behaviors (seeking attention, manipulation, testing limits) are a result of lagging skills or a sign of poor motivation. The second principle is that such challenges are best addressed by teaching children the skills they lack, rather than through reward and punishment programs or imposing adult will. It’s a model that avoids punitive, adversarial approaches.
Sessions are from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 and from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Feb. 2. Trainings are geared to educators, child care providers, mental health and health care providers, parents and caregivers.
Cost is $250. Refunds for cancellations are available through Jan. 15.