YOU ARE NOT ALONE

Explore all the ways that we can help you.

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RESOURCES TO HELP YOU OUT AND WAYS FOR YOU TO CONNECT

Parenting, teaching, and helping kids with concerning behaviors can feel isolating, frustrating, thankless. And we’re going to do everything we can to ensure that you don’t feel that way anymore. Through our Facebook groups, we’re going to connect with you with others in similar situations. Through our podcasts, conferences, and other resources, we’re going to support you and help you learn more. We’ll keep you up-to-date with our newsletter (sign up below). And there’s even a section for kids! We invite you to become part of the village.

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PODCASTS

This is one of our most popular free resources. There are hundreds of podcasts for parents and educators to help you learn more about the CPS model, so check out our library below.

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CONFERENCES

Whether you’re a clinician, educator, or parent, if you’re seeking additional exposure to and expertise in the Collaborative & Proactive Solutions model, there’s a training option to meet your needs, including virtual and on-site introductory and advanced virtual trainings, 15-week proficiency trainings (for schools and treatment facilities), 24-week certification trainings (for individuals seeking to become highly skilled in the CPS model), consultation and training on eliminating the use of restraint and seclusion, special trainings for parents, and our annual conferences.

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Lives in the Balance hosts an ANNUAL SUMMIT in Portland, Maine, every year. It was virtual for 2020, with Mona Delahooke, Ph.D., and Stacy Haynes, Ed.D., as the keynotes. The date for the 2021 Summit is October 29th. Details to follow!

Lives in the Balance also hosts an annual CHILDREN’S MENTAL HEALTH CONFERENCE in Norwood, Massachusetts. It, too, was virtual for 2020 and featured keynotes from Nzinga Harrison, Peter Vermeulen, Christopher Willard, and Danna Thomas. Dates for 2021 are October 7th and 8th. Details are forthcoming!

Our 2021 (Virtual) EUROPEAN SUMMIT is being held on September 22, and will feature keynotes from Peter Vermeulen and Sarah Ward, along with breakout groups for parents, educators, and clinicians on a variety of topics and in different languages. The Summit will be held on Central European Standard time, but don’t let the timing deter you – all sessions will be recorded, and registrants will have two weeks to watch afterward. Registration opens soon. Register here!

CPS KIDS

Hey parents, this section is just for kids! But it’s OK for you to check it out too. Through cartoons, we’re presenting the key themes of the CPS model in kid-friendly form. And there’s more in the pipeline, so check back!

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COMIC RELIEF

Being a kid with concerning behaviors is no fun, and the caregivers of those kids aren’t exactly living the dream either. But sometimes a little humor can go a long way. So we’ve created some comics to perhaps bring a smile to your face, give you some perspective, and help you get back into the game.  Click any comic to download a printable 8×10 PDF version. (Right-click to save the PDF.)

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