Rethinking Challenging Kids - An Introduction to Collaborative Problem SolvingĀ®
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Rethinking Challenging Kids - An Introduction to Collaborative Problem SolvingĀ®
Presented by: Matt Sticksl
Located at: Online
About the Session

Target Audience: K-12 teachers, educational assistants, administrators, and guidance counsellors are encouraged to attend.

Working with children and teens struggling with challenging behaviours can be difficult, stressful and complex.  Collaborative Problem Solving® (CPS) is a compassionate, evidence-based, trauma-informed approach that provides a philosophy and tools for working with children and youth with challenging behaviours. 

This session is a CPS Introductory Training. During the session we will explore what causes challenging behaviours and provide an overview of the three key components of the CPS approach. This training is a foundation for professionals interested in learning more about CPS in the future. If you would like more information about CPS prior to the session, please visit

About the Presenter(s)

Matt Sticksl is a teacher at the Adolescent Day Treatment Program in Calgary, Alberta (Treaty 7).  He has been teaching in unique settings with the Calgary Board of Education (CBE) for eight years.  Through a partnership with Alberta Health Services (AHS), Matt was exposed to CPS as an approach for working with youth with challenging behaviours.  After exposure, training, and seeing the effectiveness of CPS, he worked to become the only Certified Trainer in Western Canada. Matt has completed trainings in CPS to professionals within CBE, AHS and across North America.  Matt also facilitates a CPS Parent Class in partnership with Alberta Health Services.  He is passionate about helping others learn CPS and excited to share this session through the CRC and ARPDC.

Fee: $20.00

Registration Notes:

This session will be recorded and available to all registrants for 30 days after the session occurs.

All session times are mountain time.

This session is only available to residents of Alberta.