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November 1, 2018

SVSU welcomes leading expert on children with behavioral challenges

Saginaw Valley State University is hosting a public lecture by an author and leading child psychologist. Ross Greene will deliver “Collaborative & Proactive Solutions: Fostering the Better Side of Human Nature in Classrooms and Families,” Monday, Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. in the Ott Auditorium of Gilbertson Hall.

The lecture will cover information on child psychology important to parents, future educators and anyone with children in their lives. Greene will discuss how positive feelings and behaviors such as honesty, empathy and healthy conflict resolution can be fostered in the classroom and at home.

Greene holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and has authored several books on child psychology, including “Raising Human Beings: Creating a Collaborative Partnership with Your Child,” and “Lost at School: Why Our Kids with Behavioral Challenges are Falling Through the Cracks and How We Can Help Them.” He is also creator and executive producer of the forthcoming documentary film “The Kids We Lose.”

In his talk, Greene will help parents and educators learn to foster the better side of human nature in children through methods such as proactive and collaborative problem solving and healthy communication.

Greene served on the faculty at Harvard Medical School for more than 20 years. He is now on the adjunct faculties of the Virginia Tech psychology department and the University of Technology at Sydney in Australia. He also directs Lives in the Balance, a non-profit that advocates for behaviorally challenging children and their parents, teachers and caregivers and pushes for non-adversarial interventions.   

In addition to his public lecture, Greene is leading a workshop for educators in the Great Lakes Bay Region Tuesday, Nov. 6 at Bullock Creek High School.

The public lecture at SVSU is free of charge and open to the public. For further information, please call (989) 964-7107.