Restorative Practice Progam
School Based Training
According to the March 2014 Restorative Practices Guide for Teachers, restorative practices offer an evidence-based, positive way forward for ending the out of school suspension crisis, which affects an estimated 3.3 million students who are suspended and miss school each year. Restorative practices can serve as an alternative to suspensions and expulsions and be used to improve school climate, foster healthy relationships between educators and students, decrease disciplinary disparities, engage students and families, support social-emotional learning, and promote accountability and two-way communication. When the culture and climate of the school is improved, students become more engaged, resulting in improved attendance, fewer classroom disruptions, higher academic performance, and increased graduation rates.
SV FACES offers in-depth, experiential Restorative Practice training for educators, school administrators and community members/law enforcement professionals who work with students. Our program illustrates how restorative strategies can be seamlessly integrated into the classroom, curriculum, and culture of schools. It defines what restorative practices are, explains why they are a transformational tool for fostering healthy relationships in schools, and shows how they can be useful processes for students, educators, and learning communities.
We work with schools in long-term partnerships to plan implementation, introduce restorative practice to parents, student delegates, and work with community partners to help train stakeholders on peer-to-peer restorative practices such as peer mediation, peer circles, and preventative and post-conflict resolution programs.
For more information, please contact Tuyen Fiack at (408) 268-9663 ext. 403, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.