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Parenting Training Series

Parenting, Attachment and the Collaborative Problem Solving Method

A four-week training series in February 2019 for parents and guardians of children and youth in Old Ottawa South.


Session 1: Children Do Well If They Can: Introduction to the Collaborative Problem Solving Method and Lagging Skills

Tues. Feb. 5, 7-8:30 pm

58 Grosvenor Ave. (Sunnyside Wesleyan)


Session 2: Calm Down, and Other Stuff That Doesn’t Work and Hopefully Some Stuff that Does

Tues. Feb. 12, 7-8:30 pm,

15 Aylmer Ave. (Southminster United)


Session 3: Collaborative Problem Solving: Putting Into Practice

Tues. Feb. 19, 7-8:30 pm,

1230 Bank St. (Trinity Anglican)


Session 4: Collaborative Problem Solving: Teaching Skills and Solving Problems

Tues. Feb. 26, 7-8:30 pm,

7 Fairbairn St. (St. Margaret Mary Catholic) OR 58 Grosvenor Ave. (Sunnyside Wesleyan)


Free of charge. For the community, by the community.


About the Presenters:

Denise De Laat is a registered Occupational Therapist with a Master’s Degree in Special Education. With over 25 years of experience, Denise brings skills and practical knowledge from a variety of contexts, including CHEO and the CHEO Research Institute, home care, and school settings. She has a particular interest in working with children and youth with mental health challenges who struggle with academics, routines, and participation in daily living. Denise integrates the Collaborative Problem Solving Model with her child development knowledge and attachment training.


Dr. Phil Ritchie is a psychologist with a PhD from Queen’s University. He worked for 17 years at the Ottawa Carleton District School Board as clinical lead of the Tragic Events Response Team. In 2008 he began working at CHEO, where he has served on the Dialectical Behavioural Treatment Team and the Child Protection Review Committee. Though he retired from CHEO after 10 years, he continues to see patients as part of the health psychology team. Phil is a Youth Services Bureau board member. He has extensive experience in the Collaborative Problem Solving Model, bringing practical skills to parents through his presentations around the Ottawa community.