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Implementing Dr Ross Greene’s Collaborative & Proactive Solutions (CPS) model - learning from Warwickshire

Date: Wednesday, 26th April 2023

Time: 10am to 12pm (London UK) - with a ten-minute break

Price: Free

Speaker: Marie Rooney, Education Entitlement Services Lead Commissioner, Dr Ross Greene, Clinical Psychologist and Founding Director of Lives in the Balance, and others tbc

For: Anyone who has an interest in Dr Ross Greene's Collaborative & Proactive Solutions (CPS) model of care and is keen to understand what's involved in adopting the model individually and at a service level.

It may be of particular interest to those who attended or have watched the replay of Explosive and Non-Compliant Children: Moving from Power and Control to Collaboration and Problem Solving


“We are in the midst of a societal and public health crisis. We are losing our most vulnerable kids, largely due to perspectives that are outdated and counterproductive, and disciplinary practices that are punitive and exclusionary.

With each time-out, detention, suspension, expulsion, paddling, restraint, seclusion, and arrest at school, there are children who aren’t getting the help they need and are being pushed away from caregivers who could instead be helping them.

The cost to all of us is profound. Overwhelmed, discouraged educators. Frustrated, desperate parents. Expensive placements. Disenfranchised, marginalized, alienated kids. A pipeline to prison. It doesn’t have to be this way.” (

If you know it doesn’t have to be this way and you want to hear about how things can be done differently, this webinar is for you.

So, who is Dr Ross Greene?
Clinical psychologist Dr Ross Greene is the founding director of Lives in the Balance; author of The New York Times best-seller The Explosive ChildLost at SchoolLost & Found and Raising Human Beings; and, crucially, creator of the CPS model.

… and what is the CPS model?
The CPS model is evidence based and trauma informed and directly addresses the difficulties of children with social, emotional and behavioural challenges. It is transforming thinking and practices across the world and has been associated with dramatic reductions in adult-child conflict, concerning behaviours, disciplinary referrals, detentions, restraints, suspensions and isolation. The model represents a significant departure from 'discipline-as-usual'. It is now transforming lives and practices in Warwickshire.

How is the CPS model working in Warwickshire?
In this webinar you will hear Marie Rooney and colleagues discuss how the CPS model came to be piloted in 34 Warwickshire schools in 2022 and is transforming thinking and practices across the county more widely, with tangible benefits already been felt by the children and practitioners involved. You will also hear how Warwickshire rolled out the model, the emerging understanding of the impact it is having and plans for implementation across children’s services more widely.

If you already feel what’s at stake every time an opportunity is missed to positively respond to - and engage with - a child, and you're passionate about the need for change, this webinar is for you.

Expect to leave charged with confidence that you can make a difference, motivated to take the learning into your own practice and organisation and with an understanding of how it has been done in Warwickshire.

Missed the live session of Explosive and Non-Compliant Children: Moving from Power and Control to Collaboration and Problem Solving? Members catch up here; non-members can subscribe to view



Learning outcomes:

  • Gain an understanding of why Warwickshire committed to piloting the CPS model in Warwickshire schools
  • Gain an understanding of how the pilot was rolled out and what resource and investment was needed
  • Reflect on what would be needed to pilot the CPS model in your own service
  • Gain an understanding of what’s involved in adopting the model
  • Gain an understanding of what impact the model is having in Warwickshire and why work is underway to roll out the model across children’s services more widely
  • Develop renewed confidence in your ability to make a difference




Who should attend?

  • Social workers (newly qualified to very experienced)
  • Senior leaders in health, education and social care services for children
  • Team managers
  • Service managers
  • Principal social workers
  • Youth offending team workers
  • Occupational therapists
  • Health professionals
  • Teachers and others working in education
  • Police officers
  • Probation officers
  • Foster carers


Meet the speakers


Marie Rooney

Bio to come. 

Ross W. Greene, PhD

Ross is the originator of Collaborative & Proactive Solutions (CPS), as described in his influential books The Explosive Child, Lost at SchoolLost & Found, and Raising Human Beings. He also developed and executive produced the documentary film, The Kids We Lose, released in 2018. Dr. Greene served on the faculty at Harvard Medical School for more than 20 years, and is now founding director of the non-profit Lives in the Balance, which aims to disseminate the CPS model and support caregivers through a vast array of free web-based resources; advocate on behalf of kids with concerning behaviours and their caregivers; and advocate for systemic changes to encourage the use of non-punitive, non-exclusionary interventions. He is currently adjunct Professor in the Department of Psychology at Virginia Tech and adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Science at University of Technology Sydney in Australia. Dr. Greene’s research has been funded by the Stanley Research Institute, the National Institutes of Mental Health, the U.S. Department of Education, and the Maine Juvenile Justice Advisory Group. He lectures and consults extensively to families, general and special education schools, inpatient psychiatry units, and residential and juvenile detention facilities throughout the world.