What's New

✓ Here are the most recent segments of our radio programs:

PARENTS: Beware the Predordained Solution
EDUCATORS: Best Thing to do With Crises? Prevent Them!

Starting in December, Parenting Your Challenging Child is on the air live the first Monday of every month (September through May) at 11 am (Eastern time). To listen to the program while it's on the air live, CLICK HERE. To ask questions or make comments during the live program, call (347)994-2981Helping Behaviorally Challenging Students airs live on the first Monday of every month at 3:30pm (Eastern time), September through May. To ask questions or make comments during the live program, call (646)727-2691. The next segments for both programs will be on March 6.

There's a new, free book study/reading group guide for Dr. Greene's book, Lost at School...click here.

✓ Read about (and listen to) how things went implementing Collaborative & Proactive Solutions at a school in northern Michigan on Interlochen Public Radio.

✓ Check out the new article on Collaborative & Proactive Solutions by Dr. Brendan Keenan on Edutopia.

 Two of our upcoming School Mental Health Conferences in Toronto and Saskatoon are just around the bend! Register soon!

 Your participation is invited in any or many of our four Facebook groups. There are now two for parents -- The B Team (for parents of behaviorally challenging kids) and Elevate Your Parenting (for all parents) -- one for educators, and one for clinicians. Here's what's been trending in The B Team lately:

  • How do you handle being hit?
  • Any tips for our upcoming IEP meeting?
  • The school just said what we are doing must be working - and they are now giving us free reign!
  • The lingering negative effects of Plan A...

 Thanks to all who attended our Sixth Annual International Summit in Portland, Maine on November 4th. What a great day! Streaming video and slides from the different presentations can be accessed right here. The 2017 Summit will be held on October 2nd...details are forthcoming!

✓ Thanks to all who attended our First Annual European Summit on Non-Adversarial, Non-Punitive Interventions for At-Risk Kids in Goteborg, Sweden. Over 400 participants from Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Ireland, England, Malta, France, and Switzerland heard presentations by Peter Vermeulen, Bo Hejlskov Elvén, Pelle Sandstrak, Christian A. Stewart-Ferrer, and Dr. Greene. You can access videos of some of the presentations here. (The first presentation is in Swedish, the rest are in English.) The 2017 European Summit will be held October 30 through November 1, featuring Eric Donell, Mary Van Bourgondien, Bo Hejlskov Elvén, and Dr. Greene. Registration information is forthcoming...

✓ If you're coaching people in their use of the CPS model, or if you just want to see how you're doing yourself, there are now checklists for providing written feedback on the specific components of using the ALSUP and Plan B...

✓ There are two new videos in the Walking Tours for Parents and Educators. The first shows Dr. Greene using the Assessment of Lagging Skills and Unsolved Problems with the parents of a 10-year old boy; the second shows Dr. Greene demonstrating Plan B with the boy and his parents.

 The body of research supporting the effectiveness of the Collaborative & Proactive Solutions model in diverse settings continues to grow. The five-year NIMH-funded study on CPS at the Virginia Tech Child Study Center is now complete, and numerous papers describing the findings have been submitted for publication (several are already in press)...details in the Research section. Additional research projects examining the effectiveness of the CPS model are ongoing in various settings, including outpatient studies in Sydney, Australia (in collaboration with University of Technology) and Gothenburg, Sweden (in collaboration with Gothenburg University); schools, including a study in the Aalborg (Denmark) schools (in collaboration with University College Jutland); another in Pinellas County, Florida, and another in the alternative placement settings in the New York City Public Schools; a community/school study in the Trillium Lakelands (Ontario, Canada) District School Board (in collaboration with Ryerson University in Toronto); and a study in the juvenile detention system in the state of Maine. We look forward to publishing findings from these studies!

 Dr. Greene's new book -- Raising Human Beings -- was released in August, 2016, and describes how to apply the CPS model in solving problems with all kids and their caregivers...and how to foster skills on the better side of human nature. Here are some of the early reviews and interviews:

✓ There are some new (and some not so new) articles and blogs on the CPS model:

Dr. Greene's article in Attachment Trauma Network's Therapeutic Parenting Journal (click here).

An article on the CPS model from ParentMap...

A story from the July/August (2015) edition of Mother Jones magazine (click here).

A story about the Near North District School Board in Ontario, Canada (click here).

Four blogs...one from the Carrots are Orange blog...another from The Distracted Mom...another from Jennie Locati...and yet another from Dr. Michael Ryan Hunsaker...

An article on Edutopia, called Kids Do Well If They Can: A Strength-Based Approach, by Alex Shevrin.

An article Dr. Greene wrote for Simon & Schuster, Five Ways to Improve School for Behaviorally Challenging Students.

✓ There are also some new (and some not so new) videos and audio programming: 

Dr. Greene pinch-hit for U.S. Senator Al Franken as the keynote speaker at the 2014 Annual Conference of the National Association of School Psychologists in Washington, DC. It was over a year ago, but it's still worth watching (click here). Also, here are the Goals for School Psychologists he articulated at the end of the keynote.

Dr. Greene is now featured in 26 different videos on Kids in the House, and has been interviewed on several radio programs over the past few years, and the recordings provide a good introduction to the CPS model:

  • Kids in the House WATCH
  • NEW! Inner Revolutionary Radio LISTEN
  • ADDitude Magazine webinar LISTEN
  • The Dr. Lisa Radio Hour LISTEN 
  • The Changing Behavior Radio Network LISTEN
  • The Creating a Family program LISTEN

You can also watch the segment on the CPS model on the Maine Public Broadcasting Network...WATCH

Lives in the Balance sponsors workshops on Dr. Greene's approach for parents and educators...they can be found on the Workshops/Training page. Additional workshops, webinars, advanced trainings, and certification trainings can be found on a different website (click here).