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INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM

Beyond Punishment 

A Free Community Forum on Classroom Discipline

Monday, October 14, 2019 | 6-8 p.m.

 

The Forum at the University of New Mexico Law School

1117 Stanford NE, Albuquerque, NM

Thousands of New Mexico school children are subjected to harsh and ineffective discipline in the classroom. We invite you to discuss alternatives in a community forum featuring world-renowned child psychologist Ross Greene and Albuquerque attorney Gail Stewart, who has advocated for students with disabilities and their parents for two decades. There will be a panel discussion and time for questions following their presentations.


Seating is limited. The deadline to register is *10 am Monday, October 14. (Updated)

Featured speakers

Ross W. Greene, Ph.D., is 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 is also the developer and executive producer of the award-winning documentary film The Kids We Lose, released in 2018. Dr. Greene was on the faculty at Harvard Medical School for over 20 years, and is now Founding Director of the non-profit Lives in the Balance. He is also adjunct Associate 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 several thousand behaviorally challenging kids 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 effect: significant reductions in recidivism, discipline referrals, detentions, suspensions, and use of restraint procedures and solitary confinement. Dr. Greene lectures throughout the world and lives in Portland, Maine.

Gail Stewart has practiced law in New Mexico since graduating from UNM Law School in 1983. Since 1999, she has worked with families in more than half the state's school districts to enforce federal laws and secure appropriate public education for students with disabilities in New Mexico. Challenge to school district reliance on restraint and
seclusion has always been a focus of Ms. Stewart's special education law practice.

 

 

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