Transforming Discipline

At school and at home, kids who behave badly are not responding to the usual forms of discipline. Rewards and consequences – even suspension and expulsion – do not lead to durable change for the better. That’s where a new approach can make all the difference.  This six part video series  shows how the Collaborative & Proactive Solutions model (CPS) is being used in schools to transform discipline

Total Run time: six short videos, total run time 43 minutes
Featuring Dr. Ross Greene


Watch  the series of 6 short training videos

Contents of the Video Series

  1. Overview of the CPS Model
  2. Setting Expectations
  3. Assessment of Lagging Skills & Unsolved Problems (ALSUP)
  4. The Three Plans (A, B & C)
  5. The Three Steps of Plan B
  6. Implementation in Schools


  • 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 skills 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, Lost at School, Lost and Found, and Raising Human Beings.

Dr. Ross Greene

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.

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!