Collaborative and Proactive Solutions (CPS): The Ross Approach
For all of us, life throws us challenges and we do our best to meet them. Adults learn a lot over time—about possible solutions to challenges and how to manage emotions effectively—so they know what to do when problem-solving gets tough. Compared to kids and teens, adults have more experiences, more strategies, and more brain development to support success. With kids and teens, though, the story is different. Challenges can be hard, conflicts can happen, and parents can be left wondering what to do. If neurodiversity is in the mix—like ADD, ADHD or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)—challenges for kids, teens and families can be intensified. Collaborative and Proactive Solutions (CPS) is an approach that can be very helpful. It’s offered to families with children and teens by clinicians informed by the CPS approach at the Possibilities Clinic.
Here are some common questions we are asked about CPS, along with our answers.