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Children’s of Alabama Hosts Mental Health in the School Setting Workshop

BIRMINGHAM – Children’s of Alabama will host the fourth annual Mental Health in the School Setting Workshop on Wednesday, July 31, 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. in the Bradley Lecture Center.

The focus of this year’s workshop is “Collaborative & Proactive Solutions: Understanding and Helping Students with Social, Emotional and Behavioral Challenges.” The featured speaker is Ross Greene, Ph.D., originator of the innovative, research-based model of intervention now known as Collaborative & Proactive Solutions (CPS) as described in his influential books “The Explosive Child,” “Lost at School, Lost & Found” and “Raising Human Beings.” Dr. Greene served on the faculty at Harvard Medical School for over 20 years, and is now on the faculty of the Department of Psychology at Virginia Tech and on the Faculty of Science at University of Technology Sydney in Australia. He is also the founding director of the non-profit Lives in the Balance.

The workshop is limited to 185 attendees. Registration is available online at The cost is $80 and includes continental breakfast, lunch and parking. Continuing education credits and development hours are offered.

For more information, contact Robert Barnes at or 205-638-9817.

Since 1911, Children’s of Alabama has provided specialized medical care for ill and injured children, offering inpatient and outpatient services throughout central Alabama. Ranked among the best pediatric medical centers in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, Children’s provided care for youngsters from every county in Alabama, 42 other states and seven foreign countries last year, representing more than 677,000 outpatient visits and more than 15,000 inpatient admissions. With more than 2 million square feet, Children’s is one of the largest pediatric medical facilities in the United States.