Introduction to Restorative Practices and Using Circles Effectively

By MVUSD Student Support (other events)

2 Dates Through Dec 14, 2018

This two-day training is facilitated by MVUSD Student Support staff licensed as trainers by the International Institute of Restorative Practices (IIRP). This training is designed for individuals seeking understanding of basic principles, values and processes of restorative practices and aligned interventions within the school and community settings.  These practices are not solely intended for individuals working with behaviorally challenged students but rather serve as a foundation for better addressing the global and unique needs of students through building community and fostering a positive classroom/school climate.  

Day 1 will focus on a thorough introduction to restorative practices and how integration of the language, skills and processes will benefit into the overall mission of fostering caring climates based on respect, responsibly and repair of harm.

Day 2 will focus on introducing participants to a key restorative practice, Using Circles Effectively, both proactively and responsively within the school and classroom community.  The training will include presentations, videos, direct participation in circles, and practice planning and facilitating circles in response to a variety of scenarios.

Both training dates are intended to be interactive and will provide practical skills which can be readily applied.

Participants MUST attend both days.