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Read our blog posts below by Rick Phillips, Executive Director, staff members and guest bloggers, as they discuss the issues of bullying, cyberbullying and school climate.

Restorative Practices

How School Punishment is Being Replaced by Restorative Approaches
March 8 2017

How School Punishment is Being Replaced by Restorative Approaches

Over the last decade a variety of factors have coalesced and contributed to significant changes in how schools address discipline issues. As a result of pressure from the government, coupled with a recognition that suspensions are often meted out disproportionately and often don’t result in improved behavior, schools are moving away from “zero-tolerance” policies and toward alternative approaches that are more effective.

Restorative Practices: Building Accountability, Repairing Relationships and Creating Safer Schools
October 24 2016

Restorative Practices: Building Accountability, Repairing Relationships and Creating Safer Schools

Restorative Practices teach social-emotional skills and help build a strong caring community that experiences fewer harmful acts of mistreatment. Restorative Justice moves schools away from punishing students for their harmful acts towards helping them correct their behavior, thus restoring a sense of community and well-being for all those who have been impacted, as well as for the school at large.

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