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Free “Success for Every Learner” Webinar Highlights Use of Collaborative and Proactive Solutions Approach with At-Risk Students

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SAN FRANCISCO, March 29, 2016 – At-risk students require special behavioral supports, which may include alternative conflict resolution methods since standard reward and punishment procedures are often ineffective for them. Author and psychologist Dr. Ross Greene, Ph.D. has focused his career on defining new methods to resolve conflict with at-risk students. Dr. Greene will explain these methods in the third “Success for Every Learner: From At-Risk to Successful” webinar on Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 10 AM Pacific/1 PM Eastern. Dr. Greene’s webinar, titled “Lost and Found: What Works (and What Doesn’t) for Behaviorally Challenged Students”, will help attendees unpack the Collaborative and Proactive Solutions (CPS) approach and apply it to their instruction so at-risk students can achieve.

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The implementation of Dr. Greene’s CPS approach has been associated with dramatic reductions in adult-child conflict, challenging behaviors, disciplinary referrals, detentions, suspensions, seclusion, and physical, chemical, and mechanical restraints in schools around the world.

After this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe why conventional reward and punishment procedures may not be effective for many at-risk students
  • Assess the cognitive skills central to handling life’s social, emotional, and behavioral challenges
  • Identify unsolved problems that lead to students’ unexpected, challenging behavior
  • Summarize the three mechanisms adults use to handle students’ unsolved problems and unmet expectations
  • Apply the CPS method to solve problems, teach skills, and reduce the frequency and intensity of challenging behavior

About the “Success for Every Learner” webinar series

At-risk students are often labeled as problems as young as kindergarten and first grade. Is there more educators can do to help the most vulnerable student population? The “Success for Every Learner: From At-Risk to Successful” webinar series dives deeper into school climate and behavior issues by exploring the school-to-prison pipeline, analyzing how bias affects discipline and disciplinary measures, and discussing what needs to be done to break this cycle. Dr. Frances Stetson, a leading special education and inclusion specialist, kicked off the series with her webinar on how to reduce the inappropriate identification of minority students for special education services. Dr. Ed Dunkelblau, one of the originators of the Social Emotional Learning (SEL) movement, delivered the second webinar in the series focused on how improving social emotional skills can help at-risk students achieve. Dr. Ross Greene, a best-selling author, speaker and psychologist who originated the Collaborative and Proactive Solutions (CPS) approach for students with serious challenges, will wrap up the 3-part series with his webinar on how the CPS approach can help reduce disciplinary issues for students with exceptional needs. All past webinars will be archived for viewing at: /resources/sped-ahead-special-education-resources-webinars/.

PresenceLearning is an approved provider of continuing education for both the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) and the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). Attendance at these live webinar events qualifies eligible members for continuing education units (CEUs) from ASHA or Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credits from NASP.

About Dr. Ross Greene

Dr. Ross Greene, Ph.D., is the Founding Director of the non-profit Lives in the Balance, Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Virginia Tech, and author of the books The Explosive Child and Lost at School. He is the originator of the model of care – now called Collaborative & Proactive Solutions (CPS) – described in his books, articles, chapters, and research papers. His research has been funded by the Stanley Medical Research Institute, the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the U.S. Department of Education, and the Maine Juvenile Justice Advisory Group. He consults extensively to families, general and special education schools, inpatient and residential facilities, and systems of juvenile detention, and lectures widely throughout the world.

About PresenceLearning

PresenceLearning ( is the leading telehealth network of providers of clinical services and assessments to educational organizations. The PresenceLearning care network has provided over one million sessions of live, online speech-language therapy, occupational therapy, behavioral interventions and mental health services, diagnostic services and assessments, and early childhood services for children with special needs.


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