What's New


✓ We're on our usual summer hiatus, but the radio programs will return in the fall. To listen to the most recent segments, click here.


✓ Ready for your annual CPS battery-charging? Registration is now open for our Seventh Annual International Summit, scheduled for Monday, October 2, 2017 in Portland, Maine.  The Summit will feature special presentations for parents, educators, and clinicians with varying levels of previous exposure to the CPS model. Register here!

✓ Registration is also open for our Second Annual European Summit on Non-Punitive, Non-Adversarial Interventions in Goteborg, Sweden, on October 30 through November 1. Speakers include Eric Donell, Mary Van Bourgondien, Bo Hejlskov Elvén, and Dr. Greene. Details here. You can still access videos of some of the presentations from our First European Summit here (the first presentation is in Swedish, the rest are in English.)

✓ 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).


 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. Click here to find out what's been trending in The B Team lately.


✓ You have questions...we have answers! Check out our new Two Minute Videos... 

✓ 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.

✓ 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.

✓ 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 three years 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 also featured in 26 different videos on Kids in the House, and has been interviewed on numerous radio programs over the past few years, and the recordings provide a good introduction to the CPS model:

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

And the feature on CPS on Maine Public Television is always worth watching.


If you're a classroom teacher and you want to make a clear statement about your values and the manner in which kids are treated in your classroom, check out our new Compassionate Communities program...and see how you can let others in your building know where you stand.


✓ We're looking forward to our upcoming fundraiser in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, in September, hosted by our Advisory Committee members Mike Rashes and Cindy Janower.


 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); a school study in the Aalborg (Denmark) schools (in collaboration with University College Jutland); 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. Additional studies (for example, in the alternative placement programs in the New York City public schools) are set to begin.