The Community Support Group is a bridge to understanding the “whole child” and the fact that we all learn differently. The group was established in 2008 to introduce parents and educators to the work of Dr. Ross W. Greene and his Collaborative & Proactive Solutions (CPS) approach for working with children who exhibit varying degrees of challenging behavioral. Dr. Greene’s books: The Explosive Child and Lost At School were written to guide parents and professionals in working with our young people to solve problems and build lagging skills. CPS is applicable to everyone as articulated in Dr. Green’s most recent books: Raising Human Beings and Lost and Found.
Our young people have a range of abilities and needs (as we all do!). They may be highly gifted and be diagnosed with ADHD, Anxiety, Tourette Syndrome, or Autism (defined as “2e: Twice Exceptional”) and may be affected by a specific learning disability such as Dyslexia or Dysgraphia. We all have problems to be solved and skills to be built. Empathy and understanding are a good starting point, drilling deeper into the cause of problems so that they may be solved durably!
We feature clinical and educational professionals as facilitators. Our Community Support Group format is an Open Forum that may include video training modules created by Dr. Greene to further develop the abilities of those who attend our meetings to utilize the CPS approach. Learn how to identify and resolve unsolved problems and recognize and improve lagging skills that interfere with academic performance, social relationships, or general life functioning. Participants may connect with one another through open discussion and receive resource information and support to help guide their specific needs whether it be in the home or school setting.
Community Support Group meetings alternate monthly with Educational Training sessions where participants are presented with alternative learning strategies and new tools to better assist in the education of all young people while balancing social-emotional wellness.
Between meetings, be sure to check out the Respecting, Responding To and Working With Our Long Island Kids, a resource page specifically created for Community Support Group members and the local Long Island Community to learn more about CPS!
We welcome you to become part of a network of students, parents and professionals who understand that “children do well if they can” and play a role in building a collaborative community!