Collaborative Problem Solving: An Introduction for Parents

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Collaborative Problem Solving® (CPS) is a big shift when it comes to understanding your child’s challenging behavior and what to do about it. It is proven to reduce challenging behavior, improve family relationships, and help your child build the skills they lack. This webinar will introduce you to a method for partnering with your child to identify the triggers for their challenging behavior, and work together to produce a game plan for how to handle problems before they happen.

Tamar Shames

Tamar Shames is the Director of Professional Development at REACH and works with the Chicago day school system to meet the educational and social/emotional needs of all students. Tamar develops and facilitates professional development sessions that build the internal capacity of hundreds of teachers and administrators. Tamar has expertise related to Collaborative Problem Solving, and is a certified trainer in the model. Prior to joining REACH in 2015, Tamar served as the Learning Center Director at Ramaz Middle School where she facilitated academic accommodations and curricular modifications for students and supervised and mentored fellow teachers. Tamar graduated from Barnard College with a B.A. in Psychology and Education and continued on to Bank Street College of Education where she earned her Masters of Education in Special Education.