More About the Author
Dr. Ross Greene is the originator of an innovative, research-based model -- now called Collaborative & Proactive Solutions -- for understanding and helping behaviorally challenging kids. The CPS model provides a compassionate, research-based understanding of behavioral challenges and an empirically supported, proactive, non-punitive, non-adversarial approach for reducing challenging episodes, solving problems, improving communication, and repairing relationships. The CPS model was originally articulated in his first book, The Explosive Child (now available in a revised and completely updated fifth edition, and also recently published in Spanish as "El Nino Explosivo"). The model was also described in Dr. Greene's most recent work, Lost at School (now available in a revised and updated second edition). All three books are available through amazon.com, along with The Adventures of Stretch More, a book for kids and parents to read together.
Dr. Greene is founding director of the non-profit Lives in the Balance (www.livesinthebalance.org), which provides free, web-based resources on his approach and, through its Kids Advocacy Action Network, advocates on behalf of behaviorally challenging kids and their parents, teachers, and other caregivers. The many research papers documenting the effectiveness of the CPS model can also be found on the Lives in the Balance website. Dr. Greene was on the faculty at Harvard Medical School for over twenty years; he is now adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Virginia Tech. He consults extensively to families, schools, inpatient psychiatry units, and residential and juvenile detention facilities, and lectures widely throughout the world (visit www.cpsconnection.com for a complete listing of learning and training options). Dr. Greene has been featured in a wide range of media, including Mother Jones magazine, The Oprah Show, Good Morning America, The Morning Show, and National Public Radio. He lives in Portland, Maine with his wife and two kids.
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