The underpinning philosophy of CPS is that kids do well if they CAN, not if they WANT to, and doing well is always preferable to doing badly. If kids aren’t doing well, the job of the adults in their lives is to work out with the child what’s getting in the way. And usually the obstacle is lagging skills: problem solving, perspective taking, emotional regulation, impulse control, information processing, making transitions and empathy.
And all of these are skills associated with resilience.
I loved Dr Greene’s work so much that I blew my CPD budget on qualifying as the UK’s first CPS Practitioner. By now I was working in academia as a Director of an MSc in Forensic Psychology and conducting international research into resilience in critical occupations. On return from my CPS training the path forward was clear – a business that supported organisations, individuals, families, and children to thrive. This needed to take the form of an organisation that could offer training, consultancy, assessment, coaching and therapy, and not just to those that could afford it, but also to those who might struggle to fund such services.