The programmes delivered by Changing Chances are based on a significant body of international research into the approaches that work for children who find it difficult to conform to behaviour norms.
For example, the programmes draw on the work of J. Stuart Ablon, who developed the collaborative problem solving approach. Ablon's belief is 'kids do well if they can', and he explores the importance of holding this belief in 'The School Discipline Fix'.
This is very different from the more commonly-held belief that children who don't behave just need to try harder - a belief that underpins the rewards and sanctions culture prevalent in so many schools. Ablon's book is a great read for anyone who wants to play their part in turning the rising tide of exclusions.