A LOT of people aren’t aware of the archaic, counterproductive practices still being applied to kids

That needs to change…and you can help.


A LOT of people aren’t aware of the archaic, counter-productive practices still being applied to kids

That needs to change…and you can help.

The Kids We Lose film trailer

The Kids We Lose Exposes the Brutal Reality

One component of our public awareness efforts is our digital campaign, which reached 1.5 million people in 2021.

Another component is our award-winning documentary, The Kids We Lose. This feature-length film exposes the futility and brutality of how our most vulnerable kids are still being treated, makes a clear connection between that treatment and the school-to-prison pipeline, and offers a glimpse of a future without detentions, suspensions, expulsions, restraints, seclusions, and corporal punishment. The Kids We Lose has already won many accolades, including Best Documentary at the 2018 New Hampshire Film Festival, the 2019 Whistleblower Summit and Film Festival in Washington, DC, the 2019 Women’s Film Festival in Philadelphia, and the 2019 Los Angeles Women’s International Film Festival. The film has also screened on Maine Public Television and Vermont Public Television.

To view the 90-minute film in its entirety, click here.

A LOT OF SCHOOL STAFF AREN’T AWARE OF APPROACHES THAT WILL HELP THEM REDUCE RELIANCE ON RESTRAINT AND SECLUSION

We can do something about that! There are two new free videos to help schools learn more about Collaborative & Proactive Solutions for the purpose of reducing the use of restraint and seclusion. The first is a 75-minute instructional video created in collaboration with the Department of Education in the state of Maine. The second is the recording of the free webinar offered by Lives in the Balance in May, 2022. And there’s an entire companion website offering tons of additional free resources.

Teen boy with his head in his hands

ONE-PAGE INFORMATION SHEET DOCUMENTING PUNITIVE PRACTICES IN YOUR STATE

Should you download and distribute these sheets to legislators, school board members, superintendents, special education directors, and principals in your state? Yes!

Power causes conflict...collaboration brings people together.

- Ross W. Greene, Ph.D.