Restoring Community

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Breakout Sessions
  • Violence- and Trauma-Informed Prevention Micro-Mapped within the Social Discipline Window — Art Fisher, Nancy MacDonald (powerpoint)
  • Change the conversation, Change the Culture — Peter Block (video)
  • Preparing Future Educators to Implement Restorative Practices in K-12 Classrooms: The Challenges and Possibilities — David Fletcher (powerpoint)
  • Taking A Restorative Approach to Expel Disparities in School Discipline — Keith Hickman (powerpoint, article, paper 1, paper 2)
  • The Power of Restorative Practices PLUS a Social Emotional Skill-building Program: One School District’s Story — Bridgid Normand, Karen Sorensen (powerpoint, handout 1, handout 2, handout 3, handout 4)
  • Transforming School Culture in an Asian Context through Restorative Practices: A Singapore Perspective — Lin Lynn Koh, Yan Hui Tan (powerpoint 1, powerpoint 2, powerpoint 3)
  • Racism Stops with Me: How White Folks Can Use Healing Circles to End Racism — Mika Dashman (handout)
  • Using Restorative Principles to Build a Community Conversation — Susan A Cherry (powerpoint)
  • Refugee and Immigration Circle Conversation — Vidia Negrea (statement)
  • Introduction to Motivational Interviewing and Stages of Change — Elizabeth Smull, Sarah Santin (powerpoint, handout)
  • An Open Conversation: Challenges Facing Restorative Practitioners Embedded in Highly Adversarial Criminal Justice Domains— John Cutro, Terry O’Connell, Constance M. Ives-Fenton (handout 1, handout 2)
  • Using Circles to Support Instruction in a Predominantly Male, Diverse Population— Suzanne McMurtray, Christina Krabitz (handout 1, handout 2, handout 3)
  • Restorative Play Works: Reap the Restorative Benefits of Play and More — Barbara Kickbush, Sherry Burdick (powerpoint, handout 1, handout 2)
  •  The Best Is Yet To Come: Unlocking Restorative Practices’ True Potential — Terry O’Connell (powerpoint)
  • Barking Up the Right Tree: Using Restorative Justice to Shift the Paradigm of Animal Abuse — Debra Vey Vonda-Hamilton (handout)
  • Special Needs and Restorative Practices — Margaret Thorsborne (powerpoint)
  • Giving Peace a Chance: Implementing Middle School Restorative Conferences Using Students as Facilitators — Jennifer L. Williams (handout 1, handout 2, handout 3, handout 4)
  • Kiss Your Assets: One Way to Build a Restorative Hub — Rick Kelly, Amy Taylor, Sewsen Igbu (handout 1, handout 2, handout 3)
  • Head and Heart: Scaling up the Restorative Paradigm Shift in School Systems, Large and Small — Nancy Riestenberg (paper- This article was originally published in the Restorative Practices in Action Journal: for Schools and Justice Practitioners, 2015, New York State Permanent Judicial Commission on Justice form Children.)
  • Enhancing Supports to Reduce School-Based Arrests — Tecenia Casiano, Jeana Bracey, Tianna Hill (powerpoint, handout 1, handout 2)
  • Intercultural Competence and the Social Discipline Window — Lynne Lang (powerpoint - in PDF format)
  • The Criminal Justice Matrix: The Baby from the Bathwater — Cynthia Pong, Shailly Agnihotri (powerpoint, article)
  • Community Juvenile Justice that Works: Shifting the Paradigm from Punitive to Restorative — Yejide Ankobia
  • Enhancing Application of Restorative Practices: Best Practices, Practice Wisdom and Peer Supervision — David Deal (powerpoint)
  • Leading in a Restorative Community — Margaret Thorsborne (powerpoint)
  • Embedding Restorative Practices and Circles into Teacher Education: A Missing Piece of the Puzzle — Trista Hollweck, Kristin Reimer (powerpoint, handout)
  • Sustainability of Whole-School Change Through Restorative Practices: An Independent Action Research Study — Maureen Calvo (powerpoint, paper)
  • Achieving Safer Schools from the Inside Out: A Youth Empowerment Strategy — Rick Phillips (powerpoint, handout)
  • Virtue-Based Restorative Discipline: Responding from the Inside Out to Bullying Behaviors — Lynne Lang (powerpoint - in PDF format)
  • Can Restorative Practices Help Bring About Democracy 2.0? — Joshua Wachtel (paper)
  • Changing the Conversation: Tools for Talking When the Stakes are High — Sharon Mast (powerpoint, handout)
  • Shame and Shaming: How We Hurt Others and Ourselves When Shame is Unresolved — Jane R Pennington (powerpoint, handout 1, handout 2, handout 3)
  • Peer-to-Peer Prevention Program: Partnership of Evidenced-based Bystander Education and AOD Prevention Strategies — Rick Phillips (powerpoint, handout)
  • The Relevance of Restorative Practices to Implementation of the Convention of the Rights of the Child — Hazel Thompson-Ahye, Krystle Ahye (powerpoint 1, powerpoint 2)
  • Unleashing the Unique Influence of Young Restorative Practices — Wendy S. Lesko (powerpoint)
  • Blending PBIS and the Restorative Approach in a Large Urban District — Kim DeGeorge, Kristina C. Jackson (powerpoint)