Restorative Practices – Students

An Introduction to Restorative Practices (Grades 9-12)

Hands-on experience for participation in restorative circles, strengthening relationships between staff and students and empowering participants to act restoratively in their schools. It is designed for staff leaders with responsibility for school safety, climate and discipline to work with diverse student leaders.

* Pre-requisite: School must have adults that are already using Restorative Practices and are committed to supporting the program throughout the year.

-One day training

Empowering Youth as Restorative Leaders (Grades 9-12)

This dynamic training is part of a year-round program. It equips and empowers diverse student leaders with the tools, resources and skills to act as restorative leaders. Through hands-on activities students learn the importance of building a restorative culture and their role in fostering a safe and connected school. This training is experiential and provides opportunities to practice participating in circles, using affective statements and restorative communication skills.

* Pre-requisite: School must have adults that are already using Restorative Practices and are committed to supporting the program throughout the year.

-Two-day training

“The SSA Program has been the single most effective program for reducing bullying and behavior incidents on our campus. It’s so cost effective and it really gets the kids involved in solving problems before they escalate. The SSA Program has brought our students together to create a solid sense of community. Being a Program Advisor for the (SSA) Program for the past 10 years has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my career – I think all schools should have the SSA Program.” -Dan Evans, Councelor, Rincon Valley Middle School, Santa Rosa, CA