Restorative Practices Training
EMPOWERING COMMUNITY LEADERS TO ASSIST FAMILIES AFFECTED BY CRIME
Free 4-day training, including breakfast, lunch and parking.
Presented by IIRP - the International Institute for Restorative Practices graduate school.
Basic Restorative Practices (28 CEU hours)
- Introduction to Restorative Practices
- Using Circles Effectively
Participants will learn:
To hold group discussions in a circle and to facilitate meaningful conversation from everyone involved. Through video, practice and discussion, participants identify reliable methods for using circles to build community, establish norms and address behavior and relationships.
Practical strategies to help build strong relationships among crime survivors and families. Interactive experiences bring you to a full understanding of the fundamental unifying premise of restorative practices—that people are happier, more cooperative and productive and more likely to make positive changes in their lives when those in positions of authority do things with them rather than to them or for them.
Facilitating Restorative Conferences (28 CEU Hours)
TRAINING DETAILS: Restorative conferences help to satisfy people's need to repair harm. Those who have been harmed have the chance to tell those who harmed them how they have been affected. Those who caused the harm gain empathy and understanding — not only for those directly affected, but for others who were impacted by their actions such as family, friends and co-workers. Then those who have harmed have a chance to make amends and shed the “offender” label, ultimately breaking the cycles of misbehavior and disruption.
Participants will learn:
- True stories that illustrate the emotional dynamics and healing potential of restorative conferences as compared to
more punitive approaches.
- Interactive exercises that help to identify who should be invited to a conference and how to prepare them for the
- Reintegrating people who have caused harm back into their community.
Presenter: Elizabeth Smull, MS, CADC, Lecturer
Who should attend:
Community leaders who want to gain foundational Restorative Practices skills to support survivors of homicide, prisoners, people in reentry and families of prisoners.
To enroll in this training participants must commit to conduct a 2 hour (minimum) presentation of the 4-day training with at least 15 people they outreach to attend in a setting you choose. The presentation must be done within 45 days after the 4-day training is completed.
COVID-19 VACCINATION AND BOOSTER ARE REQUIRED.
If interested, contact Julio Escobar.
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