Educational or Curriculum

Initiative Description: Implement a face-to-face collaborative problem-solving training program using a cognitive behavioral model that explains challenging behavior as the result of underlying deficits in the areas of flexibility/adaptability, frustration tolerance, and problem-solving. The training consisted of learning about the philosophy of CPS, skills training in implementing the model, and specific assessment and planning on the sixteen students selected by the teachers.

Study Results: Reduced teacher stress, decreased discipline referrals

Reference: Schaubman, A., Stetson, E., & Plog, A. (2011). Reducing teacher stress by implementing collaborative problem-solving in a school setting. School Social Work Journal, 35(2), 72–

Level of Evidence: 2 out of 5 stars Good