The First Annual Lives in the Balance Summit was held on November 12, 2011, in Augusta, Maine. Nearly 200 leaders, educators, parents, and staff members from restrictive therapeutic facilities from across North America participated in a full day of learning, networking, and honoring those who have been devoting their energy and talents to implementing CPS -- and improving the lives of kids with behavioral challenges and their parents, teachers, and other caregivers -- in their realms of influence. We'll be reposting the video from this conference as soon as it's available so you can experience the day first-hand!
|Meeting with Maine's Governor LePage|
Following the conference, Dr. Greene met with Maine Governor Paul LePage to present him with a Trailblazer Award for the state of Maine. In the photo at left, Dr. Greene, Governor LePage, and Joseph Ponte, then Commissioner of the Maine Department of Corrections, are discussing ways to make the CPS model more accessible to parents, educators, and facilities throughout the state.
In the photo at left, Governor LePage is accepting the Lives in the Balance Trailblazer Award from Dr. Greene on behalf of the state of Maine. They are joined by Commissioner Ponte and Barry Stoodley, then Associate Commissioner of the Department of Corrections in Maine, who also received a Trailblazer Award at the conference for his vision and devotion to the implementation of CPS in the Maine's juvenile corrections facilities.