Restorative School Visitation
Experience three days immersed in a restorative environment.
Immerse yourself in the restorative culture of the IIRP’s model programs, CSF Buxmont (Community Service Foundation and Buxmont Academy) schools for delinquent and at-risk youth, in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
You will have the opportunity to:
- Attend an initial briefing about CSF Buxmont’s restorative strategies.
- Observe the use of informal restorative practices between staff and youth over three school days.
- Participate in classroom circles to see firsthand how circles build relationships.
- Attend end-of-day staff meetings to learn how staff support one another.
- Process what you’ve experienced with an IIRP instructor.
About CSF Buxmont
At CSF Buxmont, our highly skilled staff employ proven practices to help young people struggling with academic, behavioral and emotional issues to turn their lives around and learn reliable strategies to develop their own restorative skills.
Optional — Visit a CSF Restorative Reporting Center (RRC)
Visit a CSF Restorative Reporting Center and have dinner and participate in restorative circles with youth and their families. The RRC program immerses delinquent youth in an intensive environment of restorative practices while keeping them within their home schools and communities: a unique and effective alternative to out-of-home placement. There is an additional cost of $50 for this optional event.
The school and the IIRP campus are located in historic downtown Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, home to a variety of attractions and historic and cultural sites. Several lodging options are available within walking distance or a short drive, including affordable lodging offered through the IIRP. More information »
The most inspiring and motivating school experience I have ever had the pleasure of being a part of — amazing work with challenging teens.
Steve Newlove | Vice Principal, Sidney, British Columbia, Canada
The best professional development I have had. A nice balance of practice and theory.
Carol Williams | Principal, Markham, Ontario, Canada
Watching the students, teachers and counselors working together, plus being allowed to fully participate with them in the circles, brought home the effectiveness of restorative practices on an emotional level.
William Thrash | Consultant, Fort Worth, Texas, USA
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“I witnessed firsthand how the staff works with students and uses restorative questions to show how their actions have consequences. The staff even use restorative practices personally and when interacting with coworkers.”
Counselor, Turin, Italy
IIRP Graduate School
531 Main St.
PO Box 229
(610) 807-9221 | Email