Our Third Annual International Summit on Non-Adversarial, Non-Punitive Interventions for At-Risk Kids, co-sponsored by Lives in the Balance and the Maine Juvenile Justice Advisory Group, was held on November 8, 2013 in Portland, Maine...and it was quite a day! The nearly 500 participants heard keynote speakers Robbyn Peters-Bennett, Dan Losen, and Dr. Ross Greene, watched a poignant performance by youth from Long Creek Youth Development Center (one of Maine's two juvenile detention facilities), and participated in break-out groups on an array of non-punitive, non-adversarial interventions.
If you were there (and perhaps especially if you weren't), here are video highlights of the keynote addresses from the day, featuring Robbyn Peters-Bennett and Dan Losen. And here's a link to news coverage of the day:
And here are presentation resources from various speakers:
Morning Keynote: Dan Losen, J.D., M.Ed
Social Thinking (Barbara Freethy, M.Ed)
Conscious Discipline (Jill Molli)
Positive Parenting (George Holden, PhD)
Click here for a compendium of research, books, articles, and chapters on many of the models represented at the Summit.
2013 conference art by Greg Daly (about.me/GregDaly)