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 Dr. Greene's 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. And 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. 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.

SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS FOR PARENTS

Dr. Greene and his colleagues often conduct special evening presentations for parents, sponsored or co-sponsored by Lives in the Balance:

Dr. Greene will be speaking in Toronto, Ontario on April 26 for the Parents' Association at the Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study Laboratory School at the University of Toronto...click here to register.

Kim Hopkins-Betts -- Director of Outreach at Lives in the Balance -- will be speaking in Merrimack, New Hampshire for the Merrimack Special Education Parent Support Group on Thursday, May 31 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm at James Mastricola Elementary (7 School Street in Merrimack). Admission is free of charge. For questions, please contact mspedpsg@gmail.com...or register here.

CERTIFICATION TRAINING FOR CLINICIANS AND EDUCATORS

In this course, Dr. Greene and his colleagues provide supervised practice and feedback aimed at developing proficiency in the application of the CPS model for individual clinicians, educators, and other providers who work directly with challenging youth and their caregivers. Registration is limited to ten participants per training. Participants audiotape their use of the model with actual kids and their caregivers and receive weekly feedback on their application of the model 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 audio-taping of the use of the model over time. Upon successful completion of this certification training, participants are eligible to provide the model in 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. Questions? Call or email Lisa Hunter-Romanelli at the REACH Institute, the sponsor of these trainings, at 212-947-7322 or lisa@thereachinstitute.org.

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. For more information, and to register, contact us at secourse@livesinthebalance.org.

LIVES IN THE BALANCE ANNUAL SUMMIT

Our Eighth Annual International Summit will be held in Portland, Maine, on Friday, November 2nd. The keynote speaker is Julie Causton, Ph.D., Professor in the Inclusive and Special Education Program in the Department of Teaching and Leadership at Syracuse University. And there will be breakout groups for parents, educators, and clinicians. Registration opens soon. You can still watch streaming video of the highlights of the 2017 Summit here

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

Our Second Annual New England Children's Mental Health Conference will be held in Norwood, Massachusetts on October 4-5.  Speakers include Drs. Bettina Love, Tina Payne Bryson, Mona Delahooke, Laura Rogers, and Ross Greene. Registration opens soon!

LIVES IN THE BALANCE EUROPEAN SUMMIT, GOTHENBERG, SWEDEN

Our Third Annual European Summit on Non-Punitive, Non-Adversarial Interventions for At-Risk Kids will be held in Gothenburg, Sweden on October 29-30. Presenters include Drs. Julie Causton, Christian Stewart-Ferrer, Peter Vermeulen, Andrew McDonnell, and Ross Greene. Registration opens soon! And, if you can't wait, you can watch streaming video of the presentations from 2016 and 2017.  

SCHOOL DISCIPLINE THAT WORKS CONFERENCE, ATLANTA, GEORGIA 

Our School Discipline That Works Conference in Atlanta -- co-sponsored by Lives in the Balance and the US Alliance to End the Hitting of Children on February 8 and 9 -- was amazing! Participants heard presentations from Dr. Tina Payne Bryson, Dr. Greene, Dr. Carol Ann Tomlinson, Greg Santucci, Dr. David Corwin, Vicki Corwin, Dr. Bettina Love, Robbyn Peters Bennett, and Dr. George Davis. Thanks to all who attended!