The SCASD FACE (Family and Community Engagement) Team will facilitate a five-week training on Restorative Practices.
In weeks 1-3, parents will learn strategies to build and maintain strong healthy relationships with their spouses, children, families, and even colleagues. Interactive experiences bring you to a full understanding of the fundamental unifying premise of restorative practices—that people are happier, more cooperative and productive, and more likely to make positive changes in their lives when those in positions of authority do things with them rather than to them or for them.
Weeks 4-5 will focus on “Using Circles Effectively”. Circles facilitate conversation and encourage full participation to help promote truly meaningful communication. Through video, practice, and discussion, participants identify reliable methods for using circles to build community and address family behaviors and relationships. The skills that will be taught can be used in all settings and with all relationships.
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This class uses two books: The Restorative Practices Handbook (2nd edition) by Bob Costello & Ted Wachtel and Restorative Circles in Schools: A Practical Guide for Educators (2nd edition) by Ted Wachtel and Bob Costello. Check them out from Schlow Library! Don't have a library card yet? Go to go.schlow.org/GetACard to sign up for one today!
- Program dates: Thursdays, February 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29 from 12:30pm-2:30pm.
- Please feel free to bring a lunch to enjoy during the session.
- Registration is for the entire 5-week session.
- Registration required.
- Limit: 16.