Thank you for participating in the 2023 Lives in the Balance Children’s Mental Health Advocacy Conference! If you’d like to watch a recording of the day, click here.

Below you’ll find the agenda for the day, bios for each speaker, links for federal and state bills, your certificate of attendance, handouts provided by the speakers (note that some speakers did not provide handouts), and resources from Lives in the Balance:

Agenda for the Day

Speaker Bios

Links for Federal and State Bills

Certificate of Attendance


Presenter Slides and Resources:

Dr. Joan Durrant

Dr. Mel Houser

Dr. Jan Blacher/Dr. Abbey Eisenhower

Ben Jones/Maile Munson

Sen. Stan Kutcher (Canada)

Christine Bingham/Dawn Yuster (New York)

Sen. John Talley (Oklahoma)

Rep. Theresa Wood (Vermont)

Dr. Ross Greene


Resources from Lives in the Balance:

Lives in the Balance: Become An Advocator

True Crisis Prevention: Effectively Reducing Restraint and Seclusion in Schools and Facilities: Free 2-hour Presentation from Dr. Ross Greene 

True Crisis Prevention: Website

Raising Awareness: Lives and the Balance Films and Documentaries

Facts Matter: Advocating in Favor of Punitive/Exclusionary Disciplinary Practices Doesn’t Add Up

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