Restorative Practices for School Communities

Offered by:
  • 1 Plan: 3 Falls
  • Healthy Acadia
  • Corrie Hunkler, Youth Engagement Coordinator
None required
  • Teachers
  • Other Educators

Audience: Any educator

Description: Restorative practices are rooted in indigenous community traditions and philosophies. Increasingly, criminal justice and education institutions are exploring these restorative models as alternatives to existing punitive systems. Restorative justice models can be effective and appropriate responses to unacceptable behavior within school communities. Importantly, restorative practices are an equally useful approach for schools and communities in advance of potential conflicts or unacceptable behaviors.

Much like any process that engages those individuals directly impacted in a decision-making role, student-led processes foster individual and group ownership in ways that rarely materialize in more adult-directed forums. The goal of the training is to provide an overview of restorative practices and how we can implement them in our classrooms and school communities.