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: $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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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


Strategies to Reduce Bullying & Improve School Climate 

Thursday, October 18th, 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM PT

Students have tremendous power and influence in setting the social norms on campus. They see, hear and know things that adults don’t and can intervene in ways that adults cannot.  Yet, too often they are underutilized as change agents in creating schools that are safe, welcoming and inclusive. This webinar highlights the effectiveness of empowering bystanders to influence social norms, especially those of mistreatment, harassment, bullying and cyber bullying. We will also highlight the evidence-based Safe School Ambassadors® Program as a proven method for creating safer schools. 

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