New Lives in the Balance Date Announced
WHERE: Biddeford High School’s Little Theater, 18 Maplewood Ave., Biddeford, Maine
WHEN: March 16, 2015, 6 to 8 p.m.
HOW TO RSVP: Register by calling G.E.A.R. Parent Network at 1.800.264.9224 or register online
G.E.A.R. Parent Network in association with Lives in the Balance presents Dr. Ross Greene.
Dr. Greene is the founding Director of Lives in the Balance and the originator of Collaborative & Proactive Solutions as described in his books, The Explosive Child and Lost at School. He is also an adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Virginia Tech. His model suggests that challenging behavior is the by product of lagging skills…not lagging motivation or poor parenting.
Challenging kids benefit primarily from interventions aimed at teaching them the skills they’re lacking rather than by trying to give them the incentive to behave adaptively.
The model draws from research in the neurosciences that indicates that behaviorally challenging kids are lacking crucial cognitive skills.
Indeed, according to Dr. Greene, this is the best time in all of human evolution to be understanding and helping a behaviorally challenging kid because we’ve never known as much about them as we do now.
Many behaviorally challenging kids don’t respond well to having their problems solved unilaterally or emergently.
It’s better to solve those problems collaboratively and proactively. Dr. Greene’s model has helped many parents, educators and staff in various facilities – inpatient units, residential facilities and prisons – do just that, and often with dramatic effect. Maine is one of the states that has been most receptive to this approach, especially in its system of juvenile detention and public schools.
At this presentation you will learn the basics of Collaborative & Proactive Solutions, a non-adversarial, non-punitive approach for children with social, emotional and behavioral challenges.
Be sure to visit the Parents/Families section on the Lives in the Balance website: livesinthebalance.org.