Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Passing along another resource: Lives in the Balance dot org

I opened an e-mail this morning from the author of "Lost at School" and "The Explosive Child". I blogged about "Lost at School" here. I was privileged to hear Dr Greene speak a year ago about CPS (Collaborative Problem Solving).

Dr Ross Greene has a new web site, called Lives in the Balance. Here's a portion of the e-mail I received:


First, I'm delighted to announce the creation of a new non-profit organization aimed expressly at disseminating the Collaborative Problem Solving approach. The organization, called Lives in the Balance, aims to make the CPS model as accessible as possible to parents, educators, staff, and mental health clinicians, primarily through no-cost web-based programming and support. So, when you visit the Lives in the Balance website -- -- you'll find lots of streaming video describing key facets of the CPS model and showing what Plan B looks like (and ways in which it can go awry). You'll also find streaming video of people describing their use of CPS (and the different hurdles they had to overcome to find success with the model), content related to model updates, and a bunch of additional resources. New content will be added to the site continuously. So check it out when you can... whether you're a veteran of the CPS approach or a newcomer, I'm hoping you'll find just what you need.

On the homepage of the website, you'll see that I'll be hosting a new web-based radio program for educators starting on Monday, November 9th, at 3:30 pm Eastern time. The program will air weekly during the school year (you can access it through an internet connection), and will provide lots of useful information on how to implement the CPS approach in education settings, including interviews with people who are already doing it in their classrooms or schools. There's a mechanism for calling into the program to comment or ask questions, so I hope you can join in live...if not, you can listen to a recording of the show at your leisure. By the way, I'll be hosting a similar web-based radio program for parents starting in January."

I hope this information is helpful.

1 comment:

PaintCrazy said...

I'm also a big fan of Dr. Greene. I loved the Bill of Rights for Challenging Kids. Boy oh boy do I wish I could have given that to the administrators of the school that tried to expel my son when he was 10 years old. I had finally convinced the assistant principal to read The Explosive Child when we made our big exit. I wonder if she ever did.

Thanks for posting this!

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