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New School Year, Same Struggles Ahead? Dr Ross Greene on how Social Workers and Educators can Break the Cycle and Make This Year Different

Date: Thursday, 24th August 2023

Time: 10am to 11:30 am (London UK)

Price: Free

Speaker: Dr Ross Greene, Clinical Psychologist and Founding Director of Lives in the Balance

For: Anyone who has an interest in Dr Ross Greene's Collaborative & Proactive Solutions (CPS) model


The words 'Back to School' will soon be used on advertising all over the place - meant to excite children about the new pencil cases and stationery they can go and buy in readiness. But for children who struggle in school and have social, emotional and behavioural difficulties, the practitioners who work with them and their parents and carers, it can be a source of severe anxiety. What if this year is no different — or worse?

One thing's for certain: if we keep doing the same thing, we'll keep getting the same result. This webinar is an opportunity to think about how you can go back into a new school year alongside children and young people equipped with a new understanding of behaviour and a positive way of addressing children's challenges that can bring about lasting change.

Clinical psychologist Dr Ross Greene is The New York Times bestselling author of The Explosive Child, Lost at School, Lost & Found and Raising Human Beings and the originator of the evidence-based Collaborative & Proactive Solutions model. In this webinar he'll speak candidly about the need for change and what can be achieved when we adopt new lenses and new strategies for working with children and young people.

This is not just for those working in schools, it is for everyone who works with children and young people who have social, emotional and behavioural difficulties and who knows that improving their experience in school is key to improving outcomes for them overall.



Learning outcomes:

  • Gain clarity about responses that don't result in positive change and the resolve to stop doing things that don't work
  • Develop awareness of responses that escalate situations
  • Critically reflect on your own understanding of behaviour and the responses it legitimates
  • Gain confidence to explore how problem solving with children can change the way you relate to them and develop valuable life skills 
  • Gain an understanding of how the CPS model results in change
  • Gain confidence in your ability to be an agent for change
  • Take away 9 resolutions for the new school year that will help bring about change - things you can do from now



Who should attend?

  • Social workers (newly qualified to very experienced)
  • Teachers
  • SENCOs
  • Teaching Assistants
  • Deputy and Head Teachers
  • Principal Social Workers
  • Team and Service Managers
  • Foster carers
  • Police Officers
  • Senior leaders in health, education and social care services for children
  • Parents

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Meet the speaker


Ross W. Greene, PhD

Ross is the originator of Collaborative & Proactive Solutions (CPS), as described in his influential books The Explosive Child, Lost at SchoolLost & Found, and Raising Human Beings. He also developed and executive produced the documentary film, The Kids We Lose, released in 2018. Dr. Greene served on the faculty at Harvard Medical School for more than 20 years, and is now founding director of the non-profit Lives in the Balance, which aims to disseminate the CPS model and support caregivers through a vast array of free web-based resources; advocate on behalf of kids with concerning behaviours and their caregivers; and advocate for systemic changes to encourage the use of non-punitive, non-exclusionary interventions. He is currently adjunct Professor in the Department of Psychology at Virginia Tech and adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Science at University of Technology Sydney in Australia. Dr. Greene’s research has been funded by the Stanley Research Institute, the National Institutes of Mental Health, the U.S. Department of Education, and the Maine Juvenile Justice Advisory Group. He lectures and consults extensively to families, general and special education schools, inpatient psychiatry units, and residential and juvenile detention facilities throughout the world.