Planned Giving

Share your passion for our mission by making a gift to Lives in the Balance in your will or estate plans. Your gift can provide financial security to Lives in the Balance while offering you and your estate significant tax and other financial benefits. By honoring Lives in the Balance in this way, you'll join the Visionary Circle and receive special benefits and recognition.


Step-By-Step Installment Giving

Step-By-Step is our installment giving program, where more of your money supports our programs, educational conferences, and research, and helps you skip lots of renewal mailings and phone calls. You choose an amount to give monthly or quarterly, and we’ll automatically bill your credit or debit card. Each January we'll send you a statement for your taxes. 

Which States Have the Most Punitive School Discipline?

It's hard enough being a kid these days, but when it comes to punitive school discipline, some states make it way harder. Using the most currently available data (2013-14) from the U.S. Department of Education, the states in the brightest color red in the map below are those with the highest combined rates of school suspensions, expulsions, use of restraint and seclusion, paddling, arrests at school, and referral to the police. The lightest states are those that are least punitive.

What Is CPS Anyway?

Collaborative & Proactive Solutions is the evidence-based model first articulated by Dr. Ross Greene in his book The Explosive Child. These days, it's being applied to all kids in a wide array of settings.


Our heartfelt thanks to all whose generosity made it possible for us to produce our documentary film, The Kids We Lose. Special thanks to Randi and Joel Cutler, Mike and Dena Rashes, the Raymond Family Foundation, the Mai Family Foundation, Elizabeth and Mark White, the Alice Rosenwald Foundation, and Dan and Shoshana Farb.

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