Collaborative Problem Solving®

6-Week Parent Class

Help for caregivers raising kids with challenging behaviors

Collaborative Problem Solving®


Help for Caregivers Raising Kids with Challenging Behaviors

Having a child with behavior challenges can feel lonely and leave parents and caregivers feeling lost. Traditional rewards and consequences have been ineffective, despite everyone's best efforts.

But there is HOPE!

The Collaborative Problem Solving® approach is an evidence-based method to managing challenging behavior that promotes the understanding that challenging kids lack the skill - not the will - to behave; specifically, skills related to problem-solving, flexibility and frustration tolerance.

Register for this 6 week class for parents to:

  • Learn the Collaborative Problem Solving® approach & effective ways to reduce conflict
  • Build your child's skills
  • Gain confidence in using the CPS approach
  • Network and share information about community resources
  • Develop new understanding of challenging behavior and learn new ways to help your child
  • Rethink conventional approaches to behavioral difficulties and strengthen relationships
  • Gain support from other parents


WHEN: 6 Tuesday evenings starting August 20th, 2024:

➡️  August 20, 2024

➡️  August 27, 2024

➡️  September 3, 2024

➡️  September 10, 2024

➡️  September 17, 2024

➡️  September 24, 2024


TIME: 6:30 - 8:30 PM


LOCATION: VIRTUAL - each registrant will be sent a unique Zoom link after registration.


COST*: $75 per person / $100 per couple


Register now - LIMIT 24 spots available

*All current SLC clients will receive a refund of the class fee as a credit towards tuition upon completion of the course


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Hosted By: Lauren Ma

Director of Growth and Operations for Stowell Learning Centers and Mom of 2

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Lauren is a Collaborative Problem Solving® Certified parent educator.

She has worked with neurodiverse students for over 18 years at Stowell Learning Center and has a real passion for building their skills to help them thrive in both school and life.

Lauren began her career in education as an elementary public school teacher, but left the classroom after becoming frustrated with the limited solutions for students with learning challenges.

She now oversees all four centers in the Southern California area (Chino, Irvine, Pasadena Thousand Oaks).

She is also a mom to two highly-sensitive and creative girls who keep her constantly learning (and on her toes!)


“When parents and teachers learn to look at behavior as a skills problem

and embrace the CPS approach, it truly changes everything.”

- Jill Stowell


In the video below, Jill Stowell and Lauren Ma discuss Collaborative Problem Solving® (CPS) and the upcoming 6-Week Parent Class:

  • What is Collaborative Problem Solving® (CPS)?
  • How CPS can help you and your child with challenging behaviors 
  • What changes other families have experienced 
  • Why you should make the CPS parent class a priority


What is Collaborative Problem Solving®?

Collaborative Problem Solving® (CPS) is an evidence-based approach developed by Think:Kids, a program based in the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA. CPS is a big shift when it comes to understanding your child's challenging behaviors and what to do about it.

CPS is proven to:

  • Reduce challenging behavior
  • Increase compliance
  • Improve family relationships
  • Help your child build the skills they lack


▶️ Watch our LD Expert Live episode video below featuring Dr. Stuart Ablon, Director of Think:Kids, on the Collaborative Problem Solving® Approach

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