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9th Annual Summit on Collaborative & Proactive Solutions: Diversity and Col...

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Holiday Inn By The Bay Portland

88 Spring Street

Portland, ME 04101

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The Lives in the Balance Summit is your annual chance to recharge your batteries, learn some new things that are going to help you and your kids, and connect with like-minded parents and educators...and our Ninth Annual Lives in the Balance Summit is no exception! This year's theme is Diversity and Collaboration Come Together, and features two very dynamic, energizing keynote speakers -- Dr. Bettina Love and Charity Bell -- along with breakout groups for parents, educators, and clinicians. Whether you're new to the CPS model or an old hand, you'll find what you're looking for. And if checking out the fall leaves in Maine is appealing -- or dining at one of Portland's renowned restaurants -- you may even want to arrive a few days early.

We Want To Do More Than Survive: Abolitionist Teaching: Dr. Bettina Love

A remarkably dynamic speaker, Dr. Love will describe the struggles and the possibilities of committing ourselves to an abolitionist goal of educational freedom and intersectional justice, so we all can move beyond what she calls the educational survival complex. Abolitionist Teaching is built on the creativity, imagination, boldness, ingenuity, and rebellious spirit and methods of abolitionists to demand and fight for an educational system and world where all students are thriving, not simply surviving.

The Immense Power of One: Personal Decisions to Change Lives: Charity Bell

Charity Bell reflects on her own journey through an abusive childhood to her time as a lay midwife in West Africa and as foster parent to more than 150 children. Over time she has developed a way of looking at people and situations that has dramatically transformed her interactions. She will share how others can use those tools to decrease vicarious trauma, heal relationships, and engage with others. Using brain science, Kristin Neff's work on self-compassion, and exploration of mindfulness, Charity brings great humor and joy to her presentations and will leave you feeling energized and hopeful.

AFTERNOON

Parent Track - Basics of CPS: If you’re a parent and you’re new to the CPS model, this breakout group will provide you with the basics…so you’re ready for more in the second round of breakouts.

Parent Track - Advanced CPS: If you have existing familiarity with the CPS model, you’re ready for the next level…and this breakout group will take you there.

Educator Track - Basics of CPS: If you’re an educator and you’re new to the CPS model, this breakout group will get you started…then you'll be ready for the next level in the second round of breakouts.

Educator Track - Advanced CPS: This breakout group is the next level for educators with existing familiarity with the CPS model, with a primary focus on implementation.Learn about the ins and outs of using CPS in a clinical practice.

Reducing Restraints and Seclusions: Dramatically reducing the numbers of restraints and seclusions in our schools is an imperative; here’s how to do it. This breakout will not be repeated in the second round of breakout groups.

Respect the Process: Examining Our Social Justice Perspectives: Through interactive activities, this workshop will help participants examine their own perspectives of their social justice work and ideas about diversity, privilege, and intersectionality. Participants will gain a better understanding of how institutional power that reproduces injustice, social exclusion, and oppression is - despite our best efforts -- embedded in our social justice work.

Using Compassion to Build Safety in Challenging Interactions: Learn about what is happening in the brains of the humans whose responses confuse and frustrate us. In this session Charity will explore the divide between what we know about the brain's response to stress and how we conduct ourselves in everyday life. After introducing the physical and mental processes in play, she will then provide strategies for mitigating, intervening, and even preventing these stress reactions which are so disrupting to establishing and maintaining productive relationships. She will also help you relax your own response to these behaviors, using self-compassion and rational detachment, two important self-care techniques.

Parent Track - Advanced CPS: If you have existing familiarity with the CPS model – for example, you attended the Basics breakout group in the first round of breakouts -- you’re ready for the next level. And this breakout group is for you.

Educator Track - Advanced CPS: This breakout group is the next level for educators with some existing familiarity with the CPS model, with a primary focus on implementation.

Certified Providers: If you're a certified provider in CPS, this is your chance to get together with your colleagues, share experiences, and plot the future.

Parent and Educators Come Together: As a parent, how do you talk to your child’s school about CPS? As an educator, how do you introduce the model to parents? As a provider, how do you talk about the model with the rest of the child’s team? How do you all collaborate together in the best interests of a child? All are welcome to this round table discussion to share ideas about implementing CPS.

Respect the Process: Examining Our Social Justice Perspectives: Through interactive activities, this workshop will help participants examine their own perspectives of their social justice work and ideas about diversity, privilege, and intersectionality. Participants will gain a better understanding of how institutional power that reproduces injustice, social exclusion, and oppression, despite our best efforts, is embedded in our social justice work.

Using Compassion to Build Safety in Challenging Interactions: Learn about what is happening in the brain of the humans whose responses confuse and frustrate us. In this session Charity will explore the divide between what we know about the brain's response to stress and how we conduct ourselves in everyday life. After introducing the physical and mental processes in play, she will then provide strategies for mitigating, intervening, and even preventing these stress reactions which are so disrupting to establishing and maintaining productive relationships. She will also help you relax your own response to these behaviors, using self-compassion and rational detachment, two important self-care techniques.



FAQs

Can I pay by Purchase Order? Yes, click on the REGISTER button. You will be directed to Payment. Under Payment you can choose what method you would like to use.

Where do I choose my breakout groups? You will be able to choose your breakout group when you order your ticket.

What are my transportation/parking options getting to the event? Parking is available onsite at Holiday Inn by the Bay (88 Spring Street) for a reduced rate of $5.00. Carpooling is encouraged. Other parking garages are located near the hotel, however capacity can be unreliable on the day of the Summit.

What time should I arrive? Registration begins at 8:00 to 8:30. Continental Breakfast will be offered. The keynote begins at 8:45. The conference ends at 4:15.

Is my registration/ticket transferrable? Your registration is transferrable. Please send changes to Liz@livesinthebalance.org by November 1st in order for the correct participant's name to be reflected on the guest list.

Will lunch be provided? Yes, lunch is included as is a continental breakfast.

Where can I stay if I need overnight accommodations? Holiday Inn by the Bay, 88 Spring Street, Portland, Maine, is the host hotel and has overnight rooms for a discounted rate of $170.00 for single or double occupancy. This offer ends October 14, 2019. Call 207-775-2311 and let them know you would like the Lives in the Balance rate. Located four miles from the Portland International Jetport, the hotel provides airport shuttle service (www.innbythebay.com). The hotel is a five-minute walk from the Old Port area of Portland.

What if I have more questions? Feel free to contact Liz at Liz@livesinthebalance.org.

Can I receive a refund? Attendees can receive a refund 7 days prior to November 15, 2019. After that you will receive a credit toward any future workshop with us within 5 years. Credit will not be given if you do not cancel prior to the event.



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