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 (RP) 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: $225

Training is limited to 40 participants maximum.

Upcoming Sessions:

January 8 - 9, 2019    8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Sacramento County Office of Education, Mather, CA

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February 19 - 20, 2019     8:00 am - 3:30 pm

Martin Luther King Jr. Technology Academy, Sacramento, CA

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"Formal Restorative Conferencing Training - developed by the International Institute of Restorative Practices (IIRP)"

*Prerequisite: prior completion of the RP Skills training (see above) or extensive experience with RP

This 2-day training is designed for individuals experienced in Restorative Practices and are interested in facilitating restorative conferences.
Participants will:

  • Learn how to plan and coordinate pre-conference activities, which are essential to the success of Restorative Conferences
  • Gain skills needed for effectively facilitating conferences
  • Understand how to develop and monitor high quality follow-up plans
  • Recognize the benefits of Restorative Conferencing and their positive impacts on school discipline, suspensions and overall climate
  • Receive a copy of the International Institute for Restorative Practices (IIRP) conferencing book.

Cost: $300

Training is limited to 30 participants maximum.

Upcoming Sessions:

To be announced

For more information on Restorative Practices training for your school or district, please contact LeeAnn Lichnovsky at 707-823-6159 x 111 or email to leeann@community-matters.org

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