Help kids solve the problems that are causing their concerning behavior…without shame, blame, or conflict.
Here’s all the paperwork — the resources and instruments — and research related to the CPS model.
The Assessment of Lagging Skills and Unsolved Problems (ALSUP) is used to identify lagging skills and unsolved problems, and it’s printable/editable/fillable. You can also find the ALSUP as a Google Doc here.
The Problem Solving Plan helps you keep track of the high-priority unsolved problems you’re currently working on and the progress you’re making in solving them, and it’s printable/editable/fillable too.
If you’re trying to solve a problem with a child or adolescent who’s having difficulty providing you with information in the Empathy step, you may find that five fingers can help you get the information you’re seeking (with thanks to certified provider Jodell Allinger for creating). If you’re working with or parenting a child with significant language processing and communication delays, words may not be the ideal method for communicating about unsolved problems and solutions. Fortunately, problems and solutions can be depicted in pictures. You’ll find a sampling here.
The Collaborative & Proactive Solutions* model is recognized as an empirically-supported, evidence-based treatment by the California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare (CEBC). The research base supporting the effectiveness of the CPS model continues to grow, and this page is updated continuously. Learn more.