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Basic Restorative Practices

Basic Restorative Practices
Experience a thorough introduction to restorative practices. This course imparts practical knowledge and skills that you can use immediately in your personal and professional life — whether you are involved in education, criminal justice, social services, counseling, leadership, the pastoral field, volunteer, or other work. Supported by extensive research, restorative practices has demonstrated positive outcomes in a wide variety of settings. We’ve consistently seen proactive circles improve behavior and decrease bullying and violence in schools, fair practice improve workplace morale, and restorative conferences provide emotional healing for victims. Introduction to Restorative Practices and Using Circles Effectively The first half of this training explores practical strategies to build strong, healthy relationships with students, families, clients, employees, and colleagues, which can be implemented immediately. On day one, interactive experiences bring you to a full understanding of the fundamental unifying premise of restorative practices—that people are happier, more cooperative and productive, and more likely to make positive changes in their lives when those in positions of authority do things with them rather than to them or for them. Day two teaches how to hold group discussions in a circle to facilitate meaningful conversation and encourage full participation from everyone involved. Through video, practice and discussion, participants identify reliable methods for using circles to build community, establish norms, and address behavior and relationships. Useful in any setting from education and other human services to organizational management. Facilitating Restorative Conferences On days three and four, participants will explore in depth a formal restorative justice process for addressing harm and wrongdoing. Through instructional videos and in-depth experiential activities, you will learn how to facilitate a restorative conference, in which everyone impacted by wrongdoing can share how they have been affected and have a say in how to repair the harm. This formal circle is used to address incidents where harm has occurred and fosters more positive outcomes than mere punishment in education, criminal justice, youth work, organizational, and other settings. During this course, you will receive three books: The Restorative Practices Handbook, Restorative Circles, and Restorative Justice Conferencing. Schedule: Monday thru Thursday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. each day   Refunds and changes:  You can transfer your registration to a different date up to 2 weeks before a class begins, or transfer to another person at any time before the class begins. Refunds are available up to 30 days before a class begins; a 10% administrative fee will be withheld.  Classes with fewer than ten participants will be cancelled. Upon cancellation, your registration can be transferred to another date and/or another person. 

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