About Us

At Think:Kids, we transform the lives of kids and families by spreading a more accurate and empathic view of chronically misunderstood kids. We do this by teaching adults our revolutionary, evidence-based Collaborative Problem Solving® approach. Our multi-disciplinary staff also helps organizations implement the approach deeply and sustainably.

We are not just a team of experts helping kids with challenging behavior. We are a team of collaborators who practice what we preach. Think:Kids teaches empathy and we value relationships – both the relationships we build with our colleagues and clients, and the relationships we seek to improve between kids and adults. Together, we can rethink how we understand kids with behavioral challenges, and create a world where everyone recognizes that challenging behavior is a matter of skill, not a matter of will. 

Our Mission: Teaching families, professionals, and organizations a transformative approach to helping youth with challenging behaviors.

Our Vision: A compassionate world with adults who listen to and collaborate with children.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: At Think:Kids, we believe kids do well if they can. Underlying this philosophy are many core values involving diversity, equity, and inclusion. The philosophy inherently assumes that with the appropriate tools and supports all kids can and should have the opportunity to succeed. It is, therefore, our mission to help all youth with behavioral challenges, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, ability, or class. To reach all kids, our work needs to be available, accessible, and relevant to adults of all backgrounds.
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Under the direction of Dr. Stuart Ablon, Think:Kids is a program in the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH).

MGH is the #1-ranked Department of Psychiatry in the US, and is a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School.

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Stuart Ablon, Ph.D., is Founder and Director of Think:Kids in the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital. An award-winning psychologist, Dr. Ablon is Associate Professor and the Thomas G. Stemberg Endowed Chair in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He is the author of three books, Changeable, hand-picke...

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Think:Kids is a program within the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital and depends on the support of the public. Mass General is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Our nonprofit tax ID is 04-1564655.  All donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.

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