Free collaborative problem-solving training to be held in New Haven

Oswego County families, educators and service providers will meet to explore how to better understand how to work effectively with children’s challenging behavior using collaborative problem solving (CPS) at 6 p.m. June 11 in the New Haven Elementary School library.

The training is free through a grant funded by Family Support Services in the state Office of People with Developmental Disabilities.

SUNY Oswego has collaborated with Mexico Academy and Central Schools to provide this training to all of those interested in learning more about how to better support children with behavior challenges in and outside of school.

The presenter will be Tammy Elowsky of SUNY Oswego’s Office of Business and Community Relations. “Having learned this CPS model years ago, it has been a guiding force for me in providing the proper supports and teaching the skills needed to help mitigate challenging behavior,” she said.

The training to be provided was selected through a survey sent to families in the Mexico Academy and Central Schools. The district is providing the space, and SUNY Oswego, via the Family Support Services grant, is providing instruction, snacks, refreshments, materials and $5 for the first 25 attendees to help families with travel expenses.

To help plan for sufficient materials and food, attendees are asked to register for the training at www.oswego.edu/obcr/events.

Those who have questions regarding the training, or Oswego County school districts interested in hosting a free training session on this or a selection of other topics, can call Elowsky at 315-312-3084 at SUNY Oswego’s Office of Business and Community Relations.

Funding of this grant was determined by the Oswego County Family Support Services Advisory Council. Each Office of People with Developmental Disabilities regional office has such a council to represent the interests of family members and people with developmental disabilities. The councils work in partnership with the regional offices to make decisions supporting families and loved ones. To learn about how to become a member of the Oswego County Family Support Services Advisory Council, contact Michelle Riolo at michelle.l.riolo@opwdd.ny.gov.

(Posted: May 27, 2014)

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