Learn more about collaborative problem solving approach to school discipline

Teachers, administrators, school counselors and mental health specialists are invited to attend the second annual Lives in the Balance conference to learn more about the Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS) approach to school discipline practices.

The conference, which is jointly sponsored by the Maine Juvenile Justice Advisory Group, will be held in Portland on Nov. 16, 2012, free of charge.

Maine educators that are participating in the JJAG-funded study will present their findings on the impact of the CPS approach to school discipline. The day’s offerings include keynote speakers, awards, breakout sessions and a detailed overview of CPS for those unfamiliar with the model.

The conference will be led by Ross Greene, Ph.D., director of Lives in the Balance, author of the highly acclaimed books The Explosive Child and Lost at School, and originator of the CPS model.

Last year’s conference in Augusta attracted a capacity group of over 200 participants; this year’s conference has capacity for more than double that number of participants. To register, please visit http://www.livesinthebalance.org/annual-conference-0.

Lives in the Balance is the non-profit organization that advocates on behalf of behaviorally challenging kids and their parents, teachers and other caregivers and to provide free resources to help people better understand these kids.

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