Kim Hopkins

Collaborative & Proactive Solutions (CPS) Trainer

Jennifer Kolari

founder connected parenting™

Topic: Moving From Power & Control to Collaboration and Problem Solving

about kim:

Ms. Hopkins is an independently licensed clinical social worker who has specialized in working with behaviorally challenging kids for more than 25 years. She has managed the clinical departments of two organizations serving youth and families in residential facilities, foster homes, therapeutic day schools, and homeless shelters.

She has been a Collaborative & Proactive Solutions (CPS) Trainer since 2007 helping schools, residentials, hospitals, and parents to successfully implement the CPS Model. Ms. Hopkins is also the Director of Outreach & Communication for Dr. Ross Greene’s non-profit, Lives in the Balance.

You can find her on her website:

Key Points About Our Chat:

Kim’s session on moving from Power & Control to Collaboration and Problem Solving with children offers parents a researched-based approach to parenting that moves away from traditional reward and punishment methods. Through the session, parents will learn that they are not to blame for their child’s behaviour and that there are often several obstacles in the way, including their child’s underdeveloped cognitive skills, emotional regulation, problem-solving abilities, and impulse control. Instead of resorting to threats, bribes, and consequences, parents will learn how to identify the factors that hinder their child’s cooperation in day-to-day routines. Kim is an expert in the Collaborative and Proactive Problem Solving Approach, developed by Dr. Ross Greene, and the author of The Explosive Child, among many other books. Parents will gain valuable insights into ways to collaborate and solve problems with their children, improving their relationship and fostering positive growth and development.

Free gift: Collaborative and Proactive Solutions Model

Details: – An evidence-based model of care that helps parents/caregivers focus on identifying the problems that are causing concerning or challenging behaviours in kids and solving those problems collaboratively and proactively.

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