Collaborative Problem Solving
Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS) is the cornerstone to the No Suspensions! and Parental Partnerships! programs. CPS assumes that all behaviour, including challenging behaviour, has purpose or meaning. CPS looks at the reason for the behaviour as the ‘problem to be solved’ and is a structured approach to finding, typically less aggressive ways, to respond the situation.
For example, the student who brings a knife to school does so for a reason namely because they do not feel safe. Therefore, in terms of CPS the problem to be solved is how to be safe at school (without bringing a knife to school).