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February 21st and 22nd
Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel
7551 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Ross Greene
Ross W. Greene, Ph.D., is the originator of the innovative, empirically-supported approach now known as Collaborative & Proactive Solutions (CPS), as described in his influential books, "The Explosive Child", "Lost at School", "Lost & Found" and the recently released "Raising Human Beings". Dr. Greene was on the faculty at Harvard Medical School for over 20 years, and is now Founding Director of the non-profit Lives in the Balance. He is on the adjunct faculty in the Department of Psychology at Virginia Tech and in the Faculty of Science at the University of Technology in Sydney, Australia. Dr. Greene has worked with several thousand behaviourally challenging kids and their families, and he and his colleagues have overseen the implementation and evaluation of the CPS model in hundreds of schools, inpatient psychiatry units, and residential and juvenile detention facilities, with dramatic effect: significant reductions in discipline referrals, detentions, suspensions, and use of restraint procedures and solitary confinement. He has infused the parenting and teaching of all kids with humanity, empathy, and compassion. Dr. Greene lectures throughout the world and lives with his family in Portland, Maine.
In his keynote address, Dr. Greene will describe the key themes of the CPS model, the dramatic shifts that are involved in transforming discipline in schools (and everywhere else), and some of the ingredients involved in doing so.
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