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Every day, children and students with social, emotional and behavioral challenges face significant barriers in navigating their environments. The resulting behaviors take a toll on everyone involved—and the financial cost is crippling. When we don’t help our most vulnerable kids, we all lose. Laying the framework for the day’s discussion, the first part of this seminar will include a showing of the 2018 award-winning documentary “The Kids We Lose,” followed by an in-depth exploration of stories shared in the film. Dr. Ross Greene will then take a deep dive into his internationally-recognized evidence-based model Collaborative & Proactive Solutions (CPS), exploring how CPS has transformed practices in families, schools, treatment settings and justice systems around the world, and been associated with dramatic reductions in adult-child conflict, disciplinary referrals, detentions, suspensions and seclusions. Attendees will leave with strategies for collaborative problem-solving, as well as proactive, research-based tools for assessment and intervention.

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About the Presenter
Event Schedule
CEH Information


About the Presenter

 Dr. Ross Greene

Ross W. Greene, PhD, is the originator of the innovative, research-based model of intervention now known as Collaborative & Proactive Solutions (CPS) as described in his influential books The Explosive Child, Lost at School, Lost & Found, and Raising Human Beings. He is also the developer and executive producer of the documentary film, The Kids We Lose, released in 2018. Dr. Greene served on the faculty at Harvard Medical School for over 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 behaviorally challenging kids and their caregivers; and advocate for systemic changes to encourage the use of non-punitive, non-adversarial interventions. He is currently adjunct Associate 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.

Event Schedule

Tuesday, January 21
8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (one-hour break for lunch)

8:30 – 8:45 a.m.           Announcements
8:45 – 10:15 a.m.         The Kids We Lose Film viewing
10:15 – 10:30 a.m.       Break
10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.    Lecture
12 – 1 p.m.                    Lunch break
1 – 2 p.m.                      Lecture
2 – 2:15 p.m.                 Break
2:15 – 3:30 p.m.           Lecture

Event Pricing

Early-Bird Rate – When you register by December 21  
  Standard with lunch $188.65
  Standard without lunch $169.15
  *Group with lunch $171.75
  *Group without lunch $152.25
Regular Rate – When you register after December 21  
  Standard with lunch $218.50
  Standard without lunch $199.00
  *Group with lunch $198.60
  *Group without lunch $179.10

*Group rates are available for groups of 5 or more people from the same organization.


Ames Center
12600 Nicollet Ave
Burnsville, MN 55337


CEH Information

This event is designed to meet CEH (Continuing Education Hours) credits for many disciplines: psychology, social work, education, education administration, nursing, marriage and family therapy, and behavioral health and therapy. CEH certificates will be available to document participation. 

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