CONSULTATION AND TRAINING
We take the term "non-profit" very seriously. If your school, inpatient unit, residential facility, treatment program, or juvenile detention facility needs help implementing Dr. Greene's CPS model, Lives in the Balance offers a wide variety of training options tailored to your needs, and we're not going to charge you an arm and a leg to make sure you get what you need. We're not passionate about making a buck, so we're not going to try to talk you into buying a "package" that you don't really need. Our passion is to provide high-quality coaching and supervision so you can respond more effectively to your most vulnerable, at-risk kids. So if you only need one supervision session -- perhaps to help you get things organized -- that's all you'll get. If you need help using the Assessment of Lagging Skills and Unsolved Problems and using Plan B, that's what you'll get. If you've been using the model for a while but feel like your staff needs a tune-up, a tune-up is what you'll get. If you need help with a particular child, we're happy to assist there as well. And if you need a one-day workshop to introduce the model to your entire staff, we do that too. You can read about our various training options here. But we're not doing anything until we get a handle on what you need! So if you'd like to talk to an actual person, contact us...we'll figure it out together.
SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS FOR PARENTS
Dr. Greene and his colleagues often conduct special evening presentations for parents -- sponsored or co-sponsored by Lives in the Balance:
Dr. Greene will be speaking at The Center School in Somerset, New Jersey on November 30th from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm...call Kerri Spotts at 908-253-3870 x303 and let her know you're coming.
And Dr. Greene will be speaking for the Parents' Association at the Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study Laboratory School at the University of Toronto the evening of April 26, 2018...details are forthcoming...
CERTIFICATION TRAINING FOR CLINICIANS AND EDUCATORS
In this course, Dr. Greene and his colleagues provide supervised practice and feedback aimed at developing proficiency in the application of the CPS model for individual clinicians, educators, and other providers who work directly with challenging youth and their caregivers. Registration is limited to ten participants per training. Participants audiotape their use of the model with actual kids and their caregivers and receive weekly feedback on their application of the model in 24 weekly, 90-minute group teleconference supervision sessions. Prerequisite: prior attendance at one of Dr. Greene’s advanced trainings (see above) and access to a sufficient number of kids and caregivers to permit audio-taping of the use of the model over time. Upon successful completion of this certification training, participants are eligible to provide the model in schools and outpatient settings and to begin receiving training in speaking on the CPS model and providing consultation, supervision, and coaching to train others. These trainings commence in September of each year, and we are now receiving applications for the 2017 course. Applications are no longer being accepted for the trainings commencing in September, 2017. If you have questions about trainings beginning in September, 2018, please call or email Lisa Hunter-Romanelli at the REACH Institute, the sponsor of these trainings, at 212-947-7322 or email@example.com.
5-WEEK CPS SKILL ENHANCEMENT COURSE
Designed for individual clinicians, educators, and other providers working directly with challenging youth and their caregivers, this course is an alternative to the lengthier, more intensive 24-week certification training in Collaborative & Proactive Solutions (CPS). Over the course of five 60-minute group teleconference sessions, participants receive coaching and feedback from certified providers in CPS to increase their skills in the application of the CPS model. The first session is focused on honing skills in using the Assessment of Lagging Skills and Unsolved Problems (ALSUP). The remaining four sessions are focused on Plan B, and involve having participants audiotape their use of Plan B with actual kids and their caregivers so as to receive explicit coaching and feedback. Registration is limited to six participants per training. For more information, and to register, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SCHOOL DISCIPLINE THAT WORKS CONFERENCE, ATLANTA, GEORGIA
Our School Disicpline That Works Conference - co-sponsored by Lives in the Balance and the US Alliance to End the Hitting of Children -- is scheduled for February 8-9 in Atlanta, Georgia, and features presenters Tina Payne Bryson, PhD., Dr. Greene, Carol Ann Tomlinson, EdD, Greg Santucci, MS OTR, David Corwin, MD, Vicki Corwin, Dr. Bettina Love, Robbyn Peters Bennett, LPC, CMHS, and George Davis, MD. Register here.
LIVES IN THE BALANCE ANNUAL SUMMIT
Our Seventh Annual International Summit was held in Portland, Maine, on Monday, October 2nd...what a day! You can watch streaming video of the highlights of the day here. And we're already planning for our 2018 Summit...it'll be on Friday, November 2nd, again in Portland, and the keynote speaker is Julie Causton, Ph.D., Professor in the Inclusive and Special Education Program in the Department of Teaching and Leadership at Syracuse University.
LIVES IN THE BALANCE NEW ENGLAND SCHOOL MENTAL HEALTH CONFERENCE, NORWOOD, MASSACHUSETTS
Our New England School Mental Health Conference was held in Norwood, Massachusetts on November 6-7, and featured Christian Stewart-Ferrer, a internationally renowned authority on autism spectrum disorders speaking for the first time in North America, along with leading experts Lisa Ferentz (trauma), Steven Fiefer (learning and emotional disabilitiies), Adele Lafrance (Emotion-Focused School Support), and Dr. Greene (Collaborative & Proactive Solutions). Dates for next year's Conference are forthcoming...and here are the slides from the 2017 presentations:
LIVES IN THE BALANCE EUROPEAN SUMMIT, GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN
Lives in the Balance's Second Annual European Summit on Non-Punitive, Non-Adversarial Interventions for At-Risk Kids -- co-sponsored by KIS -- was held in Gothenburg, Sweden from October 31 through November 2. Streaming video is forthcoming! And mark your calendar for our 2018 European Summit (October 29-30, 2018), again in Gothenburg.