Workshops and Training

CONSULTATION AND TRAINING FOR SCHOOLS AND TREATMENT FACILITIES

If your school, inpatient unit, residential facility, treatment program, or juvenile detention facility needs help implementing the 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. 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 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. 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. And if your administrators and leaders need consultation to help you grapple with the logistical and structural changes that facilitate the implementation of CPS, we're ready for you. 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. Trainings are available in English, Swedish, Danish, French, and German.

INTRODUCTORY AND ADVANCED TRAININGS

Dr. Greene and his colleagues conduct 1-day introductory trainings and 2- and 3-day advanced trainings in locations all over the world. But they're posted on a different website...click here.

5-WEEK CPS SKILL ENHANCEMENT COURSE FOR CLINICIANS AND EDUCATORS

Designed for individual clinicians, educators, and other providers working directly with challenging youth and their caregivers, these courses are an alternative to the lengthier, more intensive 24-week certification trainings (see below). 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 1-2 sessions are focused on the use of the Assessment of Lagging Skills and Unsolved Problems (ALSUP). The remaining 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 highly individualized coaching and feedback. Registration is limited to six participants per training. Trainings are available in English, Swedish, Danish, French, and German. To complete an application, click here. For more information contact us at secourse@livesinthebalance.org.

5-WEEK CPS SKILL ENHANCEMENT COURSE FOR PARENTS

Finally! A Skill Enhancement Course for Parents! If you want to practice and improve your CPS skills, this 5-week course -- conducted entirely by teleconference -- is what you've been waiting for. The first 1-2 sessions are focused on the use of the Assessment of Lagging Skills and Unsolved Problems (ALSUP). The remaining sessions are focused on Plan B, and involve having participants audiotape their use of Plan B -- with your kids -- so that we can provide you with individualized feedback and help you get better. Registration is limited to six participants per training. To complete an application, click here. For more information, and to register, contact us at litbparents@gmail.com.

CERTIFICATION TRAINING FOR CLINICIANS AND EDUCATORS

We've recently changed the structure of our certification training, which is designed for individual clinicians, educators, and other providers interested in developing proficiency in the application of the CPS model and training others.  It's still a 24-week course, and the training still provides supervised practice and feedback in weekly, 60-90 minute teleconference supervision sessions. The first ten weeks now involve a precertification training, and focuses on use of the Assessment of Lagging Skills and Unsolved Problems and Plan B. Participants who successfully complete this precertification training are eligible to participate in the subsequent 14-week training in which skills related to explaining the model, demonstrating it, and coaching it are the focal point. Each supervision group is limited to six participants, and we typically run multiple groups simultaneously. Submission of weekly work samples are required, so access to a sufficient number of kids and families/teachers is necessary. Upon successful completion of this training, participants are eligible to provide the model in their 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 are now offered year-round, and, in addition to English, are offered in SwedishDanishFrench, and German. Please submit your application here. Questions? Here are the answers to some of those most frequently asked. If you still have questions, feel free to contact us at litbcertification@gmail.com.

LIVES IN THE BALANCE ANNUAL SUMMIT

The 2019 Lives in the Balance Annual Summit -- with the theme Diversity and Collaboration Come Together -- will be held on November 15th in Portland, Maine, and features keynote speakers Dr. Bettina Love -- Associate Professor of Educational Theory & Practice at the University of Georgia and the author of the recently-released book, We Want To Do More Than Survive: Abolitionist Teaching and the Pursuit of Educational Freedom -- and Charity BellThe day will also feature breakout groups on Collaborative & Proactive Solutions for parents, educators, and clinicians. Registration is now open!

LIVES IN THE BALANCE NEW ENGLAND CHILDREN'S MENTAL HEALTH CONFERENCE, NORWOOD, MASSACHUSETTS

Our Third Annual  New England Children's Mental Health Conference will be held in Norwood, Massachusetts on October 22-23, 2020, and will feature speakers Peter Vermeullen and Chris Willard. Mark your calendar!

SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS FOR PARENTS

Lives in the Balance frequently sponsors special presentations for parents...and they're posted here when they're open for registration.