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.

Our Community of CPS Practitioners

Our Partners

About Us

J. Stuart Ablon, Ph.D., is the Director of Think:Kids in the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is also Associate Professor and the Thomas G. Stemberg Endowed Chair in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Ablon is author of the books ...

Our Staff & Council

The Rodman Ride

Think:Kids proudly participates in the Annual Rodman Ride for Kids – the #1 single-day athletic fundraiser in the nation supporting at-risk kids. This ride is hosted by Rodman for Kids, an umbrella gift charity raising funds for youth-focused nonprofit agencies like ours. When you donate to the Think:Kids Rodman Ride for Kids Team, each dollar goes directly to serving kids – 100% of all expenses are underwritten by Rodman for Kids, and the Rodman Ride adds 3% to the total amount we raise.

Support Think:Kids Today!

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.

Questions about giving?
Please contact Mass General Giving or review these Frequently Asked Questions.


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