Who would benefit from watching?

Teachers, school administrators, counselors, or parents who are seeing students with behavioral challenges that are not responding to the usual forms of discipline will see a refreshing approach that builds affinity and mutual respect.


How can the video series be used?


Each video segment is short- between five and fifteen minutes in duration- so that teaching staff can watch and discuss one segment at a time at their own convenience in all-staff meetings or small groups.  New teachers can be brought up to speed by watching the videos on their own, and then discussing the contents with other staff members.



The Collaborative & Proactive Solutions model (CPS) is a non-punitive, non-adversarial, proactive, collaborative, skill-building, and relationship-enhancing approach to children with challenging behaviors.  For more information about Dr.Greene and the CPS model, click HERE.

About Dr. Greene


This six part instructional video series is designed with busy education professionals in mind and is intended to provide inspiration as well as demonstration of how this new model for transforming discipline is being used in schools to:.

  • Reduce or eliminate recurring problem behaviors
  • Improve relationships (affinity) between adults and students
  • Improve student attitudes toward adults
  • Help adults interact with students in ways that build and develop executive skills, language skills, emotion-regulation skills, cognitive flexibility, and social skills.

The Collaborative & Proactive Solutions Model (CPS)

 In countless families, classrooms, schools, inpatient psychiatry units, residential facilities and juvenile correction facilities, Dr. Greene's Collaborative & Proactive Solutions model (CPS) has been shown to be an effective way to reduce challenging behavior and teach kids the skiils they need to function adaptively in the real world. Ross Greene,  Ph.D. is the Founder and Director of Lives in the Balance and author of The Explosive Child and Lost at School.

Instructional video series

Have a particular kid you want to help?

If you would like to receive consultation about how to apply the CPS model to a student you know, you can find a provider who is trained in the CPS model HERE. No one in your area?  Ask providers if they can do telephone or Skype consultations!