Restorative practice is a tool for building community, strengthening relationships, and addressing difficult situations. It actively engages individuals in the process of building community and provides opportunities to address challenging issues and restore trust. 

Restorative practices are rooted in ancient and indigenous from various cultures around the world, including Native American, First Nation Canadian, African, Celtic, and Hebrew. Restorative practices originated in the 1970s, with mediation between victims and offenders, and eventually expanded to include proactive elements.

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Student Training Sessions

Opportunites to explore Restorative Practices in a welcoming and engaging space. Sign up for an open session or request a specific training below.

Thursday, October 12: Restorative Practices 101 for Students

Review the history, provide an overview core concepts, and explore various case studies for using and leveraging Restorative Practices.

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Building Trust

Strategies for leading “with” people and engaging in decision-making processes that engender trust and cooperation.

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Building Community and Managing Conflict

Learn how to use Restorative Practices to build a strong sense of community and to respond to conflict and challenging issues.

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Rebuilding Connection

Explore tools to help individuals rebuild a sense of connection and belonging during conflict and disagreement.

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