Collaborative Problem Solving® in Pediatric Primary Care
SUMMARY – Pediatric primary care providers are increasingly treating pediatric mental health conditions, however, they need more tools to support caregivers with youth who exhibit challenging behaviors. Collaborative Problem Solving® is an approach that provides caregivers with the skills to respond to challenging behaviors to help youth be their best.
Collaborative Problem Solving® is an evidence-based approach that provides caregivers with the skills to respond to challenging behavior. It promotes the understanding that children and youth with behavioral challenges lack the skill—not the will—to behave; specifically, skills related to problem-solving, flexibility, and frustration tolerance. The Collaborative Problem Solving® approach has been effectively used across child-serving systems to build empathy, teach youth the skills they lack, and improve relationships.
Now, The Meadows Institute is partnering with Think:Kids at Massachusetts General Hospital to increase access to this important approach by making it accessible to caregivers through their child’s pediatrician.
Research has shown that Collaborative Problem Solving reduces challenging behavior, stress levels, and punitive responses and teaches children the skills they lack while improving relationships with adults in their lives.
Through this initiative, pediatric primary care providers, behavioral health clinicians, and caregivers across North Texas will receive training in Collaborative Problem Solving. Future training opportunities will be shared here.
September 28 & 29, 2023
This training introduces the basic principles of Collaborative Problem Solving, an innovative, trauma informed, and evidence based approach to understanding and helping kids with challenging behavior. Participants learn a more empathic and accurate understanding of what causes challenging behavior and are exposed to an overview of the three key components of the Collaborative Problem Solving® approach.