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Lives in the Balance is the non-profit organization founded by child psychologist Dr. Ross Greene, author of The Explosive Child and Lost at School, and originator of the Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS) approach. His model is highly effective with kids often described as challenging, angry, defiant, and oppositional. This website contains a ton of resources -- streaming video, an extensive Listening Library, and lots more -- to help you learn about and implement Dr. Greene's research-based model and provide you with the strategies and support you need to help these kids in ways that are compassionate and effective. GET STARTED.
And if you’re ready to help Lives in the Balance educate others about the true factors contributing to kids’ behavioral challenges...about why time-outs, detentions, suspensions, expulsions, restraints, and locked-door seclusion often make things worse (and about what to do instead)...this website has lots for you, too. Want to get involved? FIND OUT HOW.
Recent Radio Programs:
- Parents (5/20): Talking About Talking (LISTEN)
- Educators (5/13): Anytown's Second Plan B (LISTEN)
- Issues (5/6): Collaboration and Problem Solving (LISTEN)
NEW! Watch the recent segment on solving problems collaboratively on the Maine Public Broadcasting Network! WATCH NOW
NEW! Listen to a great overview of Dr. Greene's model in his webinar with ADDitude Magazine! LISTEN NOW
NEW! Watch videos shown at the Second Annual Lives in the Balance conference (featuring schools in Maine that are solving problems collaboratively). WATCH NOW
And, yes, it's time to start making your plans to attend our 2013 Conference!