Please join us on November 8th to at the NCHS Auditorium to welcome guest speaker, Dr. J. Stuart Ablon, Ph. D. as he discusses the increase in mental health and behavioral challenges seen by children and adolescents over the past decade.  He will be offering concrete strategies that can be used by parents use to understand and manage challenging behavior in children and adolescents with compassion and empathy.

In order to support the social and emotional resilience of children, Dr. Ablon will speak on  "The Collaborative Problem Solving" model -  a revolutionary, evidence-based practice that acknowledges that challenging behaviors in children is not simply causation from a child "being difficult".

The model approaches outbursts, including tantrums, pouting, oppositionality, lack of engagement, among other, as a signal that the child has not learned skills to appropriately respond to the expectations of adults.  Therefore, the CPS approach meets children and adolescents at their level and helps them build the skills to respond appropriately to demands and to and improve their behavior and relationships. 

Seats will be reserved at 7pm in the NCHS Auditorium for his appearance. No registration is required to attend. For additional information, please contact Susan Bliss at susan.bliss@ncps-k12.org.