Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS) was developed by Dr. Ross Greene and Dr. Stuart Abilon at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital. Cherry Gulch Academy is proud to use a modified version to meet the needs of our students and unique environment.
CPS is an approach to understanding and helping children with behavioral challenges. The CPS model views behavioral challenges as a form of learning challenge or developmental delay. Typical children who will benefit from CPS are:
- Lacking crucial cognitive skills, especially in the domains of flexibility, frustration tolerance, and problem-solving.
The CPS approach teaches students to resolve issues in the future without the intervention from their parents. It builds the kind of collaborative relationships that are key components to effective problem-solving in a boarding school or in a home. CPS keeps things calm, solves problems, and changes lives. CPS blends nicely with our relational approach, heart of peace way of being, ruler approach, and joining with the student to help them reach their goals.