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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.
The Radio Programs are back on the air, and we always post the most recent programs right here. So here they are:
Parents: Advice for Parents Starting Out (12/9/13)
Educators: Building Momentum (12/9/13)
Issues: Mental Health First-Aid (12/9/13)
MORE: Watch the recent segment on solving problems collaboratively on the Maine Public Broadcasting Network! WATCH NOW
YET MORE: Listen to a great overview of Dr. Greene's model in his webinar with ADDitude Magazine! LISTEN NOW
MORE STILL: Watch videos shown at the Second Annual Lives in the Balance conference (featuring schools in Maine that are solving problems collaboratively). WATCH NOW
Nearly 500 participants gathered on November 8th for our 2013 Annual Conference! What a day!