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Restorative Practices

I have recently been attending workshops and learning more about restorative practices. I have to admit that I use to think restorative practices were more focused on after abuse or violence happened rather than preventing it from occurring. However, I am now very excited about the possibilities for using restorative measures in prevention and in a variety of settings. I am now thinking of restorative practice really as a way of life, one which I have long advocated and personally strove for. I am very excited about what I am learning and experiencing with regard to restorative practice and the Circle process. I will be posting more information and resources soon. :) ~Ann (Jeremiah’s mom)

Here are some websites with great information-

http://education.state.mn.us/MDE/StuSuc/SafeSch/RestorMeas/index.html – MN Department of Education’s Nancy Reistenberg has done a tremendous job of sharing her knowledge of Restorative Practices and using the Circle Process.  Please check out the links on this website with very helpful information.

Minnesota Restorative Services Coalition

http://circle-space.org/2013/02/26/doing-restorative-justice-delicately-deliberately-and-with-dedication– This is a very helpful blog on restorative practice and the circle process

Restorative Justice in Education

http://safeschoolsforall.com/bullyingPreventionResorativeApproach.html

http://www.iirp.edu/what-is-restorative-practices.php

Restorative Practices: Fostering healthy relationships and promoting positive discipline in schools  – A guide for educators

Restorative Practices in the San Francisco Unified School District

http://restorative.tripod.com