Upcoming Events and Open Enrollment Trainings

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Professional Development - Restorative Practices Trainings

"Restorative Principles and Practices: Skills for Creating a Restorative School Culture"

More and more schools are turning to Restorative Practices as a viable alternative to the zero-tolerance policies often associated with high suspension rates and challenged school climates. This 2-day experiential training will enable participants to understand how to integrate theory into practice. Participants will:

  • Learn about the principles and key elements of Restorative Practices
  • Understand the relationship between Restorative Practices and Restorative Justice
  • Gain skills and tools for leading restorative circles
  • Develop strategies for overcoming the challenges to effective implementation
  • Recognize the benefits of Restorative Practices and their positive impacts on school discipline, suspensions and overall climate

Cost: $215

Training is limited to 30 participants maximum.

There are no RP Skills Trainings currently scheduled. Check back later on this page for upcoming sessions.



"Strategies for Successful Implementation of Restorative Practices: Leading the Change"

This one-day training is intended for administrative-level staff with responsibility for school safety, climate, and discipline. It provides an overview of restorative practices and its relationship to discipline, school climate, and its roots in restorative justice. Participants will learn:

  • The principles and key elements of Restorative Practices
  • The benefits of Restorative Practices and its positive impact on school discipline, suspensions and overall climate
  • How to operationalize and implement restorative practices in their district and school
  • Strategies for overcoming the challenges to effective implementation

Cost:  $135

Training is limited to 50 participants.

Upcoming sessions:

February 13, 2017   8:30 AM - 3:30 PM


Alameda County Office of Education
313 W. Winton Avenue
Hayward, CA 94544

NOTE: This session has filled and is now closed. To be placed on the waiting list, please contact Raedene Simson at raedene@community-matters.org

For more information on Restorative Practices training for your school or district, please contact Erica Vogel at 707-823-6159 x 103 or email to erica@community-matters.org

Free Webinars

Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

"How Increasing Student Voice Creates Safer Schools"

Too often, educators see students as the problem, rather than the solution. Adults alone cannot achieve safe and high thriving schools. Young people are a necessary, powerful, but under-utilized and untapped resource for impacting a positive school climate. In this webinar we will explore the elements of effective youth empowerment; the benefits, the “what not to do”, and the best practices for increasing student voice in schools. We will highlight the evidence-based (NREPP-listed) Safe School Ambassadors® Program as a proven method for creating safer schools.

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