Whole-School Change: Cultivating School Communities that Thrive
Positive School Culture
Whole-School Change (formerly SaferSanerSchools) is a program that cultivates stronger relationships between students and staff to create a more positive school climate and communities that thrive.
Restorative practices empowers a diversity of voices and reduces discipline disparities based on race and other factors.
Strong School Leadership
Our program teaches school leaders 21st century professional competencies to improve workplace culture and foster staff development.
The International Institute for Restorative Practices (IIRP) Whole-School Change program provides a comprehensive implementation model that works with educators to transform school climate in districts across the United States.
Staff learn skills to proactively connect with students and respond when things go wrong.
IIRP coaches help school leadership teams reinforce the use of restorative practices.
Restorative Practices Trainers
Expand and sustain the impact through our Train the Trainer model to build additional in-house expertise.
Graduate Certificates & Degrees
Dive deeper into the restorative practices field through graduate level certificates and degrees.
"Restorative practices provide a structure that builds community among students and staff and provides a way for students to restore themselves to the community following misconduct."
Former Superintendent, Pittsburgh Public Schools
RAND Corporation, a Randomized Controlled Trial of Whole-School Change (formerly SaferSanerSchools as referenced in the report)
National School Climate Center
Advancement Project, American Federation of Teachers, National Education Association, Opportunity to Learn Campaign
Implementing restorative justice in schools: Lessons learned from restorative justice practitioners in four Brooklyn schools
Anne Gregory, Ph.D., et al., Rutgers University
Pinellas County, FL
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