Annual Summit 2013

Annual Conference 2013

Our Third Annual International Summit on Non-Adversarial, Non-Punitive Interventions for At-Risk Kidsco-sponsored by Lives in the Balance and the Maine Juvenile Justice Advisory Group, was held on November 8, 2013 in Portland, Maine...and it was quite a day! The nearly 500 participants heard keynote speakers Robbyn Peters-Bennett, Dan Losen, and Dr. Ross Greene, watched a poignant performance by youth from Long Creek Youth Development Center (one of Maine's two juvenile detention facilities), and participated in break-out groups on an array of non-punitive, non-adversarial interventions.

If you were there (and perhaps especially if you weren't), here are video highlights of the keynote addresses from the day, featuring Robbyn Peters-Bennett and Dan Losen. And here's a link to news coverage of the day:

Bangor Daily News







And here are presentation resources from various speakers:

Morning Keynote: Robbyn Peters Bennett, LMHC, CMHS
Robbyn's Website
Important Research

Morning Keynote: Dan Losen, J.D., M.Ed
Presentation Slides

Social Thinking (Barbara Freethy, M.Ed)
Presentation Slides

Conscious Discipline (Jill Molli)
Presentation Handout

Restorative Justice (Mara Schiff, Ph.D)
Research Article
Presentation Slides

Positive Parenting (George Holden, PhD)
Presentation Slides 

Non-Violent Communication (Peggy Smith)
Presentation Handout 1
Presentation Handout 2 

Click here for a compendium of research, books, articles, and chapters on many of the models represented at the Summit.

2013 conference art by Greg Daly (