The Little Keswick Foundation for Special Education, a philanthropic group associated with the Little Keswick School in central Virginia, announced that Ross Greene, author of The Explosive Child and Lost at School, will speak at its 16th Annual Education Symposium scheduled for 10 October 2013 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM at Piedmont Virginia Community College’s V. Earl Dickinson Center. The session, entitled “Collaborative & Proactive Solutions: Understanding and Helping Behaviorally Challenging Kids (and their Caregivers),” is open to the public and there is no admission fee.
A child psychologist, Ross Greene has taught courses for the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and the Department of Psychology at Virginia Tech. He is founder of Lives in the Balance, a non-profit devoted to explaining and supporting his theraputic approach, called “Collaborative Problem Solving.” In addition to his books, Professor Greene has published research articles in well-respected journals such as Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, American Journal of Psychiatry, and Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders.
Beyond sponsoring talks such as this one, the Little Keswick Foundation for Special Education engages in other efforts to benefit special education in general and students with learning disabilities and emotional and behavioral disorders in particular. For example, it has provided scholarships for students at Little Keswick School and grants to teachers. (Full disclosure: The foundation supports a scholarship for a graduate student seeking a masters in special education at the Curry School of Education, where I am employed.)
The presentation is free and open to the public. There is an on-line registation system. For additional information, call (434) 989-6866 or send e-mail to Info@LKFSE.org. Learn more about the Little Keswick Foundation.