Restorative Practices for Schools Training Options

Trainings: Restorative Practices in Schools  2016-17

Tier I Training (Entry level process)

Introduction to Restorative Practices  This is an introduction to the philosophy of restorative practices including how it is  applicable in school and community settings.

  • 2 hours session
  • Little Book of Restorative Justice
  • Up to 25 people
  • Cost: $100

 Guided Book Study     This is a good introduction to the theory of restorative practices in   schools.  The book study allows for the group to see the potential benefits  and challenges of implementing restorative practices into the classroom.

  • Once a week for 7 weeks 45mins-1 hour per week
  • Books provided (Little Book of Restorative Discipline in School)
  • Takes place at school
  • Up to 10 people per group (Can increase number of participants)
  • Groups should include teaching staff and administration
  • Cost: $1,500  ($150  per participant; minimum of 10)

School Resource Officer  with School Administration Basic Restorative Justice Training
This is an introduction to the philosophy of restorative practices including how it is  applicable in school and community settings.

  • 7 hour training
  • Overview of restorative justice working with criminal justice systems and schools
  • Experiences of victims and offenders. Impact on Community
  • RP in Schools
  • Mediation process
  • Communication skills
  • Power dynamics
  • Role-play practice

Provided:         Training Manual, folder of additional materials and Little Book

Cost:                *Minimum of $3,225 for training (based on maximum of 20 participants)

Introduction to Circle Process     Introduction to the philosophy of restorative practices and the use and value of circle process.  Learn how to facilitate circle to enhance effective conversations with youth  and build new problem solving skills.

  • 6 hour training
  • Book Provided (Little Book of Circle Process)
  • Up to 20 people
  • Cost: $5,500  or $275 per person  *Minimum of $5,500  for training

Tier II Training (For those with basic training and some experience.)

VORP Mediation Training for Early Interventions
Content:           18-20 hour (3 day) training focused on practical mediation skills

  • Overview of restorative justice working with criminal justice systems
  • Experiences of victims and offenders
  • Mediation process
  • Communication skills
  • Power dynamics
  • Role-play practice

Provided:         Training Manual, folder of additional materials and Little Book

Cost:                $375  per person (based on 20 participants) *Minimum of $7,500 for training

Circle Keeper Training Early Intervention (not yet available) will focus on:

  • Youth/peer Court
  • Peer Mediation
  • Conflict Resolution

Tier III Training (Professional advanced training for those with tier II training and experience.)

VORP Mediation Training for Intensive Intervention
Content:           18-20 hour (3 day) training focused on practical mediation skills

  • Overview of restorative justice working with criminal justice systems
  • Experiences of victims and offenders
  • Mediation process
  • Communication skills
  • Power dynamics
  • Role-play practice

Provided:         Training Manual, folder of additional materials and Little Book

Cost:                $375 per person (based on 20 participants)*Minimum of $7,500 for training

Peacemaking Circle Keeper Training for Intensive Intervention (Not yet available) will focus on:

  • Reentry Circles
  • Family and Community Conferencing
  • Restitution (not limited to financial)

Systemic Trainings (For those with extensive training and experience.)

Restorative Strategies 4 day Intensive Peacemaking Circle Keeper Training

This experiential training will provide school administration, staff, students, parents and community partners with an understanding of the Peace making Circle process and its potential for building relationships within the school community, promoting healthy communication, preventing and resolving conflicts, developing social emotional learning and youth competencies, creating safe spaces to address difficult issues, trauma and healing. Participants will learn the stages and flow of the circle and practice the fundamental elements of the peace circle process, including ritual, storytelling, creating safe space, establishing shared values, building relationships and trust, and consensus decision-making. School personnel will also be able create systems in schools and create a culture and climate division in schools. These teams will be able to train schools staff on this practice. Through Restorative Strategies.

Cost: $800 per person.  Designated Circle Training for 20 people

Including Tech. Assistance for 3 months from Restorative Strategies Staff

Consulting Services

Agreement and details to be worked out according to school district’s needs.