Restorative Works: What Works, What Doesn't, How and Why
The 16th IIRP World Conference
October 21-23, 2013 | Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Pre/post-conference Oct. 19-20 & Oct. 24-25

Day 1 - October 21, 2013

9–10:20 AM - Plenary Session - Watch video

Panel: Restorative Practices in Criminal Justice
Chair: Craig Adamson – Paper (in program book)
Panelists: Mark A. Amendola, Lisa Bedinger, Fernanda Fonseca Rosenblatt, Vidia Negrea

10:40–11:30 AM - Breakout Sessions 1

  • Restorative Challenge: Knowing the Right Conversation (part 1 of 2-part session) - Terry O’Connell - Slides
  • Peace Building: Architecture and Design as a Restorative Practice - Barb Toews, Deanna Van Buren
  • High Support and High Expectations: Engaging Adult Learners in Designing and Planning the Learning Experience - Alia Sheety, Larry Melton
  • Restorative Practices: Experiences and Challenges in Building Individual and Collective Responsibility Among Adolescent Offenders and Intervention Services - Joanne Blaney - Slides
  • From Restorative Justice to Restorative Communities: Can the Dream Become Reality? The Israeli Experience - Zvi Gabbay
  • Community Circles and Restorative Practices - Russell Ash
  • Elementary School, Special Education, Restorative Classroom: What Has Worked - Thomas S. Simek, Jessica K. Petrolati - Notes

1:30–2:20 PM - Breakout Sessions 2

  • Developing a Center for Restorative Practices in the Workplace: Your Input Wanted! - Bruce Schenk, Anne Martin, Mark Vander Vennen
  • Using Your Sphere of Influence to Secure Support for Restorative Efforts - Justine Darling, Amy Love
  • The “TO” Window and Me: Confessions of a (Sometimes) Restorative Leader - Thomas S. Fertal - Slides
  • Reducing Delinquent Placements: Restorative Reporting Centers - Jerry Bradley, Craig Adamson - Slides
  • Restoration Through Play - Lee Rush
  • Restorative Practice as a Whole-school Approach: Respect Unchained - Steve McGarrity, Bonnie Campbell
  • Restorative Practices and Intervention in the Dynamics of Bullying - Roslyn Myers - Slides

2:40–3:30 PM - Breakout Sessions 3

  • Restorative Practices in Service of the Formerly Incarcerated Homeless Population in New London, Connecticut - Len Raymond - Handout
  • Restorative Practices in Faith-based Communities: A New Paradigm? - Peter Hatte, Veronica Hatte
  • The 21st Century’s Search for Emotional and Social Connection: How Restorative Practices Fulfills that Need - Frida C. Rundell - Slides
  • Aggression Replacement Training®: Restorative Practices in Action - Mark A. Amendola, Robert W. Oliver - Slides
  • Good Intentions Are Not Enough: The Science of Implementing High-quality Restorative Practices in Schools - Anne Gregory, Alycia Davis - Slides | Handout
  • Peace Rooms: How to Create Hubs of Restoration in Urban High Schools - Ilana Zafran, Elma Dzanic
  • The Significance of Reflection in Education: Understanding Restorative Practices as a Cooperative Reflection Process - Eriko Yamabe - Slides

3:50–4:40 PM - Breakout Sessions 4

  • Restorative Practices Twisted into Delivering Essential Skills in Aboriginal Communities - Bonnie George
  • Working Restoratively with the Substance-abusing Population - Elizabeth Smull - Slides
  • Progress on the Road to Restore the Motor City (Detroit, Michigan) - Henry McClendon, Jr. - Slides
  • Starting a Restorative Continuum with the Family at School - Gregor Rae
  • Creating a Values-based and Restorative-centered Workplace Environment - Sharon L. Mast - Slides | Handout
  • Paying Attention to Roles and Power Imbalance: How Power Can Undermine or Facilitate Restorative Practices - Kate Waters

Day 2 - October 22, 2013

9–10:20 AM - Plenary Session - Watch video

Panel: Restorative Practices in Schools
Chair: John Bailie – Paper (in program book)
Panelists: Harrison Bailey, Susan Bocian, Michael Calderone, Mike La Porta, Joseph Roy

10:40–11:30 AM - Breakout Sessions 5

  • Restorative Challenge: Knowing the Right Conversation (part 2 of 2-part session) - Terry O’Connell
  • Enhancing Education for All through Physical Education, Fine Arts and Restorative Practices - Jeff Siuta, Barbara S. Weikert
  • Weaving the Thread of Service Providers: Collaboration in Multidisciplinary Settings through Restorative Practices - Marie Palumbo Hayes, Shannon Cassidy - Slides
  • Restorative Practices in a San Diego Charter School - Dominique Smith, Aida Allen, Jeff Bonine
  • Community as Healer: Personal Stories - Jane Pennington, Jeffrey S. Poch
  • Restorative Practices and Adult Learning: Transforming the Student/Instructor Relationship in Higher Education - John Bailie - Dissertation
  • Restorative Pathways Out of Violence and Gang Culture: What Works? - Michael Kearns - Slides

1:30–2:20 PM - Breakout Sessions 6

  • Shifting Our Strategic Focus: Restorative Practices vs. Plea Bargains - Jan Peter Dembinski - Handout
  • Using Restorative Practices to Embed a Culture for Effective Learning in the 21st Century - Jeff Coates, Suzie Taylor, Kevin Conway - Slides
  • Shifting Paradigms, Positive Behavioral Supports, Restorative Practices in an Urban High School in the Midwest - Jan L. Petersen, Rob Simon - Slides
  • How Restorative Practices and Principles Build Accountability, Communication and Trust in the Workplace - Sharon L. Mast - Slides | Handout 1 | Handout 2
  • Government Incentives and Restorative Justice - Craig DeRoche
  • Exploring Masculinity through Restorative Practices - Sarah Molitoris, Kassi Grunder - Slides | Handout

2:40–3:30 PM - Breakout Sessions 7

  • Restorative Practices in Schools and Communities in El Salvador, Nicaragua, Guatemala and Panama - Alan Miguel Tello, Natalie Medina
  • Talking Circles for Adolescent Girls in an Urban High School - Ann Schumacher
  • Implementing Restorative Essential Elements: An Organizational Case Study - Craig Adamson - Slides
  • So That’s What’s Going On! Understanding Emotion in Restorative Practices (part 1 of 2-part session) - Susan Leigh Deppe - Paper
  • Why Should We Bother? Benefits and Challenges of Restorative Practices in Prison - Vidia Negrea
  • Confonting Taboos and Meeting Needs (One Year On): Restorative Conferencing of Sensitive and Complex Cases - Les Davey, Deirdre Kenny - Case Study | Flyer

3:50–4:40 PM - Breakout Sessions 8

  • Rise to the Challenge: Whole-school Implementation of Restorative Practices — It’s Not “One More Thing” - Suzanne M. McMurtray, Christina Krabitz, Laurie Scott-Bulka - Slides | Handout 1 | Handout 2
  • So That’s What’s Going On! Understanding Emotion in Restorative Practices (part 2 of 2-part session) - Susan Leigh Deppe - Paper
  • How Important Is Forgiveness to the Process of Restorative Justice, Restorative Practice and Reconciliation? - Peggy Lobb
  • Restorative Practices and Evidence-based Programs: A Juvenile Justice Perspective - Craig Adamson - Slides

Day 3 - October 23, 2013

9–10 AM - Plenary Session - Watch video

Panel: Restorative Practices in Faith Communities - Slides
Chair: Bruce Schenk – Paper (in program book)
Panelists: Tom Albright, Anne Martin, Mark Vander Vennen

10:20–11:10 AM - Breakout Sessions 9

  • A Restorative Approach to Conducting Investigations: Seizing the Opportunity to Repair Harm and Enhance Community - Kay Kyungsun Yu - Slides
  • Moving Forward: The Application of Restorative Justice to Victim-survivors of Clergy-perpetrated Sexual Abuse - Delene Bromirski
  • Adapting Restorative Practices to a Center for Teens Living and Learning without School - Joshua Wachtel - Slides
  • An Urban Neighborhood’s Restorative Approach to Marijuana Markets - Kathy Sweetland, Jackeline Vazquez - Slides
  • Applying Restorative Practice in a University Setting to Improve Campus Climate - Bonnie A. Green, Jyh-Hann Chang - Slides

11:30 AM–1 PM - Closing Session

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