Effective responses to incidents of conflict, wrongdoing and harm are the hallmark of Restorative Practices. This two-day training designed by the International Institute of Restorative Practices (IIRP) is dedicated to learning how to facilitate a formal, scripted circle process to address the repair of harm, bullying, cyberbullying, racial incidents, theft, vandalism and other serious infractions. You will learn the steps required to conduct a restorative justice conference, from determining the participation readiness of victims, offenders, their families and friends, to running the formal meeting itself.
Participants receive Restorative Justice Conferencing: Real Justice and The Conferencing Handbook, two books in one volume.
You will experience:
- 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 conference;
- Reintegrating people who have caused harm back into their community.
Tuesday, October 16 and Tuesday, October 23.
Please note you must attend both days.
Registration fees: $250 CharacterPlus members; $400 non-members
Lynne Lang has worked in the field of health education, safety and violence prevention curriculum development since 1994. Her training in Intercultural Competence, Dispute Resolution and Mediation strengthen her skills as a certified trainer with International Institute for Restorative Practices (IIRP). She is an experienced facilitator in circle processes, and informal and formal restorative conferences.