June 08, 2021

June 17, 2021, 4 – 5:30 p.m. ET

In this NAMI Ask the Expert webinar, clinical psychologist Dr. Ross Greene will provide an overview of his extensive work around the school to jail pipeline, the impact of justice system involvement on young people, and the power of early intervention in positive outcomes. As a leader in the space, Dr. Greene will address the history of the issue and the root causes at hand, as well as tools that have proven effective at keeping young people out of the justice system, including his signature model, Collaborative & Proactive Solutions.

After the presentation, NAMI’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Ken Duckworth will moderate a Q&A session. This session will be recorded and posted to our website within 1–2 days of the webinar ending. A typed transcription of the audio will also be provided within 1 week of the webinar ending.



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Our Expert

Ross Greene, Ph.D.Ross Greene, Ph.D.

Ross W. Greene, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and the originator of the innovative, evidence-based approach called Collaborative & Proactive Solutions (CPS), as described in his influential books The Explosive Child, Lost at School, Lost & Found and Raising Human Beings. He also developed and executive produced the award-winning documentary film “The Kids We Lose,” released in 2018. Dr. Greene was on the faculty at Harvard Medical School for more than 20 years and is now founding director of the non-profit Lives in the Balance. He is currently adjunct professor in the Department of Psychology at Virginia Tech and adjunct professor in the Faculty of Science at the University of Technology in Sydney, Australia. Dr. Greene has worked with thousands of children with behavioral challenges and their caregivers, and he and his colleagues have overseen implementation and evaluation of the CPS model in hundreds of schools, inpatient psychiatry units, and residential and juvenile detention facilities, with dramatic effects, including significant reductions in recidivism, discipline referrals, detentions, suspensions, and use of restraint and seclusion. Dr. Greene lectures throughout the world and lives in Freeport, Maine.

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