Workshops and Training

CONSULTATION AND TRAINING

We take the term "non-profit" very seriously.  If your school, inpatient unit, residential facility, treatment program, or juvenile detention facility needs help implementing the CPS model, Lives in the Balance offers a wide variety of training options tailored to your needs, and we're not going to charge you an arm and a leg to make sure you get what you need. We're not passionate about making a buck, so we're not going to try to talk you into buying a "package" that you don't really need. Our passion is to provide high-quality coaching and supervision so you can respond more effectively to your most vulnerable, at-risk kids. So if you only need one supervision session -- perhaps to help you get things organized -- that's all you'll get. If you need help using the Assessment of Lagging Skills and Unsolved Problems and using Plan B, that's what you'll get. If you've been using the model for a while but feel like your staff needs a tune-up, a tune-up is what you'll get. If you need help with a particular child, we're happy to assist there as well. If you need a one-day workshop to introduce the model to your entire staff, we do that too. You can read about our various training options here. And if your administrators and leaders need consultation to help you grapple with the logisical and structural changes that facilitate the implementation of CPS, we're ready for you. But we're not doing anything until we get a handle on what you need! So if you'd like to talk to an actual person, contact us...we'll figure it out together. Trainings are available in English, Swedish, Danish, French, and German.

CERTIFICATION TRAINING FOR CLINICIANS AND EDUCATORS

In this course, Dr. Greene and his colleagues provide supervised practice and feedback to individual clinicians, educators, and other providers who are interested in developing proficiency in the application of the CPS model. Registration is limited to 5-10 participants per training. Participants submit work samples of the ALSUP and Plan B and receive feedback in 24 weekly, 90-minute group teleconference supervision sessions. Prerequisite: prior attendance at one of Dr. Greeneā€™s advanced trainings (see above) and access to a sufficient number of kids and caregivers to permit submission of work samples over the course of the training. Upon successful completion of this training, participants are eligible to provide the model in their schools and outpatient settings and to begin receiving training in speaking on the CPS model and providing consultation, supervision, and coaching to train others. These trainings are now offered year-round, so applications can be submitted at any time. In addition to English, these trainings are now offered in Swedish, Danish, French, and German. Questions? Call or email Lisa Hunter-Romanelli at the REACH Institute, the sponsor of these trainings, at 212-947-7322 or lisa@thereachinstitute.org.

INTRODUCTORY AND ADVANCED TRAININGS

Dr. Greene and his colleagues conduct 1-day introductory trainings and 2- and 3-day advanced trainings in locations all over the world. But they're posted on a different website...click here.

5-WEEK CPS SKILL ENHANCEMENT COURSE

Designed for individual clinicians, educators, and other providers working directly with challenging youth and their caregivers, this course is an alternative to the lengthier, more intensive 24-week certification training in Collaborative & Proactive Solutions (CPS). Over the course of five 60-minute group teleconference sessions, participants receive coaching and feedback from certified providers in CPS to increase their skills in the application of the CPS model. The first session is focused on honing skills in using the Assessment of Lagging Skills and Unsolved Problems (ALSUP).  The remaining four sessions are focused on Plan B, and involve having participants audiotape their use of Plan B with actual kids and their caregivers so as to receive explicit coaching and feedback. Registration is limited to six participants per training. Trainings are available in English, Swedish, Danish, French, and German. For more information, and to register, contact us at secourse@livesinthebalance.org.

LIVES IN THE BALANCE ANNUAL SUMMIT

Our Eighth Annual International Summit was held in Portland, Maine on November 2nd, and featured keynote speaker Julie Causton, Ph.D., helping over 300 participants think about how to make schools more inclusive. In the afternoon, attendees participated in breakout groups to help them learn more about Collaborative & Proactive Solutions, and there was a screening of the award-winning Lives in the Balance documentary film, The Kids We Lose, after that. You missed it? Mark your calendar for next year's Summit: November 15, 2019.

LIVES IN THE BALANCE EUROPEAN SUMMIT, GOTHENBERG, SWEDEN

The 2018 European Summit on Non-Punitive, Non-Adversarial Interventions for At-Risk Kids was held in Gothenburg, Sweden on October 29-30, and included presentations from Drs. Christian Stewart-Ferrer, Julie Causton, Peter Vermeulen, Sissela Nutley, Andrew McDonnell, Georgios Karpathakis, and Ross Greene. Stay tuned for dates/speakers for 2019!

LIVES IN THE BALANCE NEW ENGLAND CHILDREN'S MENTAL HEALTH CONFERENCE, NORWOOD, MASSACHUSETTS

Our Second Annual New England Children's Mental Health Conference was held in Norwood, Massachusetts on October 4-5, and included speakers include Bettina Love, Tina Bryson, Mona Delahooke, Laura Rogers, Ross Greene, and Greg Santucci. The Conference also included a screening of excerpts from the Lives in the Balance documentary film, The Kids We Lose. Dates/speakers for 2019 are forthcoming!

SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS FOR PARENTS

Lives in the Balance frequently hosts special workshops for parents, and they're always posted here once they're scheduled.