DR. ROSS GREENE: “KIDS DO WELL IF THEY CAN”: How Collaborative & Proactive Solutions (CPS) Helps Schools Meet the Needs of ALL LEARNERS While Reducing Punitive, Exclusionary Disciplinary Practices Like Suspensions, Restraints, and Isolation.
Tuesday, November 15 from 6-8 p.m.
Register at: https://kidsdowell.eventbrite.com/
Clock Hours Available for Washington State Educators. Register here: https://www.pdenroller.org/ospi/catalog/150774
“KIDS DO WELL IF THEY CAN”will explore how Collaborative and Proactive Solutions (CPS) uses compassion and problem solving to help schools meet the needs of all learners, while reducing punitive, exclusionary disciplinary practices like suspensions, restraints, and isolation.
It is an opportunity for families, educators, and educational leaders to hear what schools get right and what they get wrong in supporting learners. Dr. Greene will explain CPS, an evidence-based model that offers educators proven tools to support students and respond to concerning behavior.
Attendees will learn why discipline as usual is not working and how it leaves adults struggling and frustrated and children cut off from support, instead of engaging students and educators in solving problems collaboratively and proactively.
Lives in the Balance is a nonprofit based in Maine that provides free resources on the CPS model and advocates on behalf of vulnerable children and their caregivers caught up in a societal and public health crisis. CPS has transformed thinking and practices in families and schools throughout the world and has helped achieve dramatic reductions in adult-child conflict, concerning behaviors, disciplinary referrals, detentions, suspensions, restraints, and seclusions.
The Seattle Special Education PTSA, The Arc of King County, Roots of Inclusion, PAVE, Open Doors for Multicultural Families, and Washington Multicultural Services Link also advocate for children’s social and emotional health and wellbeing. Area schools continue to struggle with use of restraints and removal. Black students are more than twice as likely to be suspended as white students, and most incidents of restraint and isolation happen to children in grades pre-K to 5, with 93% of incidents involving students with disabilities. Our schools also continue to segregate children with disabilities at higher rates than most other states.
The “Kids Do Well If They Can” presentation is open to all and will be followed by a Q&A facilitated by Ramona Hattendorf, Director of Advocacy for the Arc of King County. Event organizers encourage families, educators, school district leaders, community partners, state legislators, and other advocacy organizations to attend.
Live interpretation will be provided in American Sign Language, Spanish, Somali, and Vietnamese.