Collaborative and Proactive Solutions


Upcoming conferences:

2024 Annual Children's Mental Health Advocacy Conference

Mark your calendar! The Lives in the Balance 2024 Children’s Mental Health Advocacy Conference will be held on September 27, 2024! As always, the conference is not only a great way to stay up to date on state, federal, and international legislation aimed at ending punitive, exclusionary disciplinary practices, it’s also an energy boost for those involved (or thinking of getting involved) in initiating and supporting such legislation. And, always the conference is both virtual and free. Registration opens soon. If you missed it last year’s conference — for which over 3000 participants registered — you can watch it in its entirety here.

2024 Lives in the Balance Annual Summit

What a day! The Lives in the Balance 2024 Annual Summit on Collaborative & Proactive Solutions was held on April 12th, and over 4000 people were registered. This year’s theme was Voices of the Neurodivergent Community, and there were some amazing keynote speakers, including Alex Kimmel, Kristy Forbes, Meghan Ashburn, Jules Edward, and Jenny Hunt, along with fantastic breakout groups for parents, educators, and mental health clinicians at various points in their journey with the CPS model. If you didn’t register but would still like to watch all the presentations, contact Lives in the Balance.