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  • Kevin Jones was ready to retire from a distinguished career working with youth when he discovered restorative practices and the IIRP. Re-energized to continue working, he dove into graduate education without knowing where it would take him. In this discussion with IIRP Provost Craig Adamson, Ph.D. and Director of Student Services Jamie Kaintz, Kevin will share his journey of how the graduate school helped him engage in a brand new facet of a long and varied career. Attendees will be invited to participate in a question and answer session following the discussion.

  • Restorative practices makes the biggest impact on students when school leaders understand how to engage with teachers and staff to effect real and sustaining change. Join Dr. Joyce Mundy, Stetson University, along with IIRP Instructors Koury Cook and Elizabeth Smull, as they share their experiences transforming school culture in large, diverse school districts.

  • In this interactive webinar, IIRP Graduate Student Keisha Allen of Detroit, Michigan, spoke with Provost Craig Adamson, Ph.D., about how she is using the knowledge gained in her courses to directly impact the children and families she works with in her city.

  • In this webinar, current graduate student Liesbet Bickett shared how she is using restorative practices to supervise youth mentors in a rehabilitative outdoors program. Her Master of Science studies are helping her to build organizational systems and processes that empower her work team to foster authentic relationships with clients through connection to nature and service to others.

  • In this interactive webinar, two IIRP graduate students discuss their work and the ways their courses support them to learn while doing. IIRP Director of Student Services Jamie Kaintz was joined by students Dawn L. Williams and Leonard Flippen

  • This webinar took place Wednesday, May 22, 2019.

    Whether your community is a big city, a small town, a neighborhood, a school or other grouping of people, we want people to be healthier, happier and more likely to make positive changes. During this brief introductory webinar, you will get an overview of how the fields of restorative practices and community health can work together toward these ends. These are topics that will be explored in depth at our upcoming Summer Symposium.

  • To begin to address anxiety and fears within individuals, families, and communities during the COVID-19 pandemic, we need to start by caring for ourselves.

  • A restorative culture, by fostering effective communication and continual feedback, creates an environment that maximizes professional learning for individuals and organizations.

  • Good relationships start with listening.

    Listening circles emphasize storytelling for cultivating empathy. They can help your community – workplace, school, organization, neighborhood, university or family – gain a shared sense of understanding and foster emotional connection.

  • Developing strong online relationships is more important than ever in higher education.

    The COVID-19 pandemic has created disconnection everywhere, and we are increasingly turning to technologies that can help foster strong relationships and a sense of community. College campuses are particularly impacted. This 60-minute webinar explores the use of technology in relationship-building. Across campuses, restorative practices is playing a crucial role even when we cannot gather in person.

  • Higher education is changing in ways the COVID-19 crisis has exposed and accelerated.

    Higher education institutions are faced with financial demands, the need to adapt to online learning, social and political unrest in the culture and on campus. Only by harnessing the power of relationships can these institutions successfully navigate their educational, business and community needs.

  • The Covid-19 pandemic has turned everyone's life upside down. Schools especially have struggled to serve students and families through an ever-changing environment. In this 60-minute webinar, three educators share the lessons they've learned about how to build and maintain positive relationships during these challenging times, and take your questions. Please join us!

  • Intentional Classroom Engagement is an essential workbook to help you hone your skills and competencies for building better relationships with your students, their families and your colleagues.

  • Groups of people — whether in a community, workplace, school or other organization — are most capable of sustaining change when they feel engaged and can develop a sense of belonging.

  • While the process of dealing with trauma is complex, the Relational Care Ladder offers a helpful framework that focuses on supporting the need for safety, awareness, the expression of feelings and empowerment for children growing up.

    During this 30-minute webinar, IIRP Professor Frida Rundell, Ph.D., LCP, discussed her IIRP Presidential Paper on the Relational Care Ladder, which allows practitioners to recognize developmental gaps in children or youth, address immediate behavioral issues, and prevent or ease trauma following them into adulthood.

  • With everyone back to school, we took time to feature three educators who shared creative ways they are building and maintaining positive community throughout the school year. Watch a recording of this 60-minute webinar.

  • Restorative practitioners are currently faced with historic opportunities to advocate for fundamental changes in education, organizations and communities. Watch a recording of this 60-minutes webinar, which brought together experts in the field of “complexity science” with leading change agents from the field of restorative practices.

  • On this webinar, held on Thursday November 17, 2022, Othon Jiménez Madrigal, lawyer by Michoacán University and member from the P'urhépecha community shares his reflections about ancient wisdom on justice from indigenous communities from Latin American territories. He shares the importance of having a sense of community and accountability regarding harm, as well as community justice in the larger context of restorative justice implementation in Mexico. Othon discusses the myth of thinking about restorative justice as something new and foreign, when there are strong ancient roots, not only from abroad, but local, that with time and the modern system have been fragilized. We reflected on how to look at restorative justice from a different angle that allows us to continue to build community through today's complex reality.