Introduction to Restorative Justice in Schools

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Resolutions Northwest provides interactive and engaging workshops to help you or your organization build capacity in conflict resolution, communication, mediation, facilitation, diversity and equity. You can attend a workshop or we can bring one to you.

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Introduction to Restorative Justice in Schools

July 17 @ 9:00 am until July 18 @ 4:00 pm
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Explore why and how Restorative Justice can be a promising alternative to exclusionary practices.

Monday and Tuesday, July 17th and 18th, from 9:00am – 4:00pm

“It was a great balance of circle, lecture, group work and movement. The topic had me 100% engaged.”

Restorative Justice is a valuable alternative to exclusionary practices. It seeks to restore community and repair harm while holding all involved accountable. Unacceptably high school push-out rates disproportionately affect students of color, students with disabilities and youth who identify as LGBT.

Restorative Justice is not a prescribed program but a philosophy based on community building and repairing harm. We will discuss the components that can make the approach successful such as circles, restorative inquiries and dialogues, community service and mediation. We look at possibilities for implementation that are open to classroom teachers and other school personnel. While doing so we will keep a keen eye on equity issues. The workshop will be a combination of lecture, discussions, videos and hands-on practice activities.

This training focuses on Restorative Justice in schools. We particularly invite and encourage school counselors, behavior specialists, administrators, teachers, security personnel, and those studying to work in schools.

By the end of this training we hope you will:

  • Examine school push-out and the school to prison pipeline through an educational equity lens
  • Have a deeper understanding of restorative practices such as circles, restorative inquiries and dialogues, community service and mediation
  • Learn and practice restorative communication skills
  • Work on implementation plans in teams
  • Registration Options

    Regular Registration: The fee for this workshop is $490. We ask each person to pay what you are able. Space is limited. REGISTER

  • Schedule Details

    Date and time: Monday, July 17 @ 9:00am – 4:00pm & Tuesday, July 18 @ 9:00am – 4:00pm (lunch on your own)

    Prerequisite: None

    Audience: School counselors, behavior specialists, administrators, teachers and security personnel and those studying to work in schools

    Location: Resolutions Northwest, 2538 NE Broadway, Suite A. Transit by bus #17, 70, or 77.

    Trainer: Gabriele Ross

Your Trainers

Gabriele RossGabriele Ross is a Restorative Justice Trainer/Coach for Resolutions Northwest in Portland. She brings with her two decades of working as counselor and advocate with marginalized populations such as youth struggling with substance abuse and mental illness, students who return from being incarcerated, students who are homeless, sexual minority youth and undocumented students in public schools in Seattle and in Vancouver, WA. Gabriele has a Masters Degree in Conflict Resolution from Portland State University. She is a board member of the youth-led Momentum Alliance and active in other social justice organizations. She has also worked as an advocate with victims of sexual assault and domestic violence, as a community organizer.

Details

Start:
July 17 @ 9:00 am
End:
July 18 @ 4:00 pm
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Venue

Resolutions Northwest – new location
2538 NE Broadway, Suite A (2nd floor)
Portland, OR 97232
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Phone:
503-595-4890


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