April 10, 2018, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Holiday Inn By The Bay

88 Spring Street
PortlandCumberland County, Maine 04101

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Join the Island Institute and Lives in the Balance for "What Kids Need Now"  an evening conversation with Dr. Ross Greene, internationally recognized child psychologist and author of Raising Human BeingsThe Explosive ChildLost & Found, and Lost at School – Tuesday, April 10, 2018, from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., at Holiday Inn By The Bay in Portland, Maine.

During this dynamic and participatory event, we'll take a look at the following:

  • Issues facing kids with social, emotional, and behavioral challenges
  • The often inhumane, obsolete ways in which they are often treated; and
  • How Dr. Greene and his team at Lives in the Balance are changing things for the better in families, schools, and therapeutic facilities.

We'll also be talking about all kids. Unlike any previous generation of children, all kids are far more fragile these days. They have to navigate a highly complicated, pressurized world, and often feel overwhelmed by it all. It doesn't help that discipline – especially in schools but really everywhere – is increasingly rigid and punitive. 

This discipline doesn't help the most vulnerable kids, and it doesn't help any kids partner with their caregivers to navigate their lives. Fortunately, Dr. Greene's model isn't only applicable to kids with social, emotional, and behavioral challenges – it's helpful to all of them.

Special film preview! The evening will also feature the first-time screening of the extended trailer for the forthcoming documentary, The Kids We Lose, being produced by Lives in the Balance and Lone Wolf Media to heighten awareness of these issues and create an impetus for change.

FREE admission!
Donations gratefully accepted at registration or the door.

Please contact Yvonne Thomas, Education Specialist, at ythomas@islandinstitute.org with any questions.

Special thanks to our supporters!

Special thanks to John and Tina Gillis and MaineSpark/Future Success for supporting this event.