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Lost and Found: Helping Behaviorally Challenging Students (and, While You're At It, All the Others)

ISBN: 978-1-118-89857-4
224 pages
April 2016, Jossey-Bass
Lost and Found: Helping Behaviorally Challenging Students (and, While You

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Implement a more constructive approach to difficult students

Lost and Found is a follow-up to Dr. Ross Greene's landmark works, The Explosive Child and Lost at School, providing educators with highly practical, explicit guidance on implementing his Collaborative & Proactive Solutions (CPS) Problem Solving model with behaviorally-challenging students. While the first two books described Dr. Greene's positive, constructive approach and described implementation on a macro level, this useful guide provides the details of hands-on CPS implementation by those who interact with these children every day. Readers will learn how to incorporate students' input in understanding the factors making it difficult for them to meet expectations and in generating mutually satisfactory solutions. Specific strategies, sample dialogues, and time-tested advice help educators implement these techniques immediately.

The groundbreaking CPS approach has been a revelation for parents and educators of behaviorally-challenging children. This book gives educators the concrete guidance they need to immediately begin working more effectively with these students.

  • Implement CPS one-on-one or with an entire class
  • Work collaboratively with students to solve problems
  • Study sample dialogues of CPS in action
  • Change the way difficult students are treated

The discipline systems used in K-12 schools are obsolete, and aren't working for the kids to whom they're most often applied – those with behavioral challenges. Lost and Found provides a roadmap to a different paradigm, helping educators radically transform the way they go about helping their most challenging students.

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Table of Contents

About the Author ix

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction xiii

CHAPTER 1 THE WHO 1

CHAPTER 2 THE MESS 9

CHAPTER 3 THE SHIFT 17

CHAPTER 4 THE ALSUP 31

CHAPTER 5 THE PLANS 63

CHAPTER 6 THE HOW TO 75

CHAPTER 7 THE PITFALLS 123

CHAPTER 8 THE LOGISTICS 149

CHAPTER 9 THE OTHERS 181

Index 193

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Author Information

ROSS W. GREENE, PHD, is the originator of the influential model now known as Collaborative & Proactive Solutions, as described in his previous books The Explosive Child and Lost at School. He was on the faculty at Harvard Medical School for over twenty years, and is now founding director of the nonprofit Lives in the Balance, an organization providing free online resources on his model and advocating on behalf of behaviorally-challenging kids and their teachers, parents, and other caregivers. He is also adjunct associate professor in the Department of Psychology at Virginia Tech. He consults to families, general and special education schools, inpatient psychiatry units, and residential and juvenile detention facilities throughout the world.

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Press Release

May 17, 2016
Wiley Announces Lost and Found, the new groundbreaking book by Ross Greene

Ross Greene's groundbreaking Collaborative & Proactive Solutions (CPS) approach to understanding and helping behaviorally challenging kids -- first introduced in his 1998 bestseller The Explosive Child -- has helped millions of people. With CPS, adults understand that behavioral challenges stem from lagging skills in the domains of flexibility/adaptability, frustration tolerance, and problem solving and collaborate with kids on solving the problems that are causing challenging behavior. CPS represents a more compassionate, productive approach to behavioral challenges, and is in marked contrast to interventions emphasizing adult-imposed consequences..

In his 2008 bestseller, Lost at School, Greene argued that the archaic, obsolete discipline systems used in K-12 schools are not working for the kids to whom they're most often applied: those with behavioral challenges. The book explained how to implement CPS as a school-wide program. Despite the success of Lost at School, teachers, counselors, and school psychologists have been clamoring for more detailed guidance on using CPS with their students.

Lost and Found:  Helping Behaviorally Challenging Students (and, While You're At It, All the Others) (Jossey-Bass, May 2016; $26.95; Cloth; ISBN: 978-1-118-89857-4) is a follow-up to The Explosive Child and Lost at School, providing educators with highly practical, explicit guidance on implementing the CPS model. While the first two books described Dr. Greene's positive, constructive approach and described implementation on a macro level, Lost and Found provides the technical details of implementation, with commentary from educators who have actually implemented the model in their schools. Readers will learn how to incorporate students' input in solving the problems that affect their lives. 

The groundbreaking, empirically-supported CPS approach has been a revelation for parents and educators of behaviorally-challenging children. Lost and Found gives educators the concrete guidance they need to immediately begin working more effectively with these students.

Lost and Found is now available for purchase online and at retailers nationwide in both print and all e-book formats. For a full list of retailers, visit www.wiley.com/buy/9781118898574

 

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