Workshops and Training

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:

Trainer Kim Doheny is speaking on October 25th in Waltham, Massachusetts, for the Waltham Special Education Parents Association. To register, contact Daria Gere at dariagere@gmail.com or 781-392-4531.

Dr. Greene is speaking on October 26th on Chebeague Island, Maine, co-sponsored by the Chebeague Island School and the Chebeague Parents Association. To register, contact Erika Neumann at erikagneumann@gmail.com or 207-749-8022.

Trainer Kim Hopkins is presenting on November 7th in Penacook, New Hampshire, at the Penacook Elementary School Library (60 Village Street) at 6 pm, sponsored by Merrimack Valley School District Parent Outreach. For more information and to register, email Rebecca Butt at rbutt@mvsdpride.org. If you require babysitting services, please let her know when you register. CEU’s will be available.

And 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.

 

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 lisa@thereachinstitute.org.

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 secourse@livesinthebalance.org.

ANNUAL SUMMIT

Our Seventh Annual International Summit was held in Portland, Maine, on Monday, October 2nd...what a day! We'll be posting streaming video of the day soon. 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.

SCHOOL MENTAL HEALTH CONFERENCE, NORWOOD, MASSACHUSETTS

Our New England School Mental Health Conference is scheduled for Norwood, Massachusetts, November, 6-7, 2017. This Conference features 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). It's two full days you won't want to miss, filled with invaluable information and practical, cutting-edge intervention strategies. You can register for both days or just one. But don't miss it!

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 will be held in Gothenburg, Sweden, October 31 through November 2. Register here.

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.