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Virtual Introduction to Restorative Practices & Circles; October 26-27 (Synchronous)

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October 26-27, 2022
9:30am - 3:30pm EST Daily


Restorative Practices offers both proactive and responsive strategies for strengthening relationships and building community. The approach helps to develop relationships among students/youth and teachers/adults which are essential for effective teaching and learning.  When conflict arises, as it naturally does, RP helps build the skills needed to manage the conflict and behavior and restore relationships.


The 2-day (virtual) Introduction to Restorative Practices and Circles provides the theoretical grounding for RP, applied strategies and practices to effectively implement RP, as well as an introduction to the history of RP, as it relates to indigenous and native peoples. Workshops in this series are designed to be active, engaging and focused on applying practical strategies necessary to implement RP in classrooms, schools, and youth organizations that are rooted in sound theoretical principles.



  • Reflect on the different purposes and types of community building and why they are important within the restorative practices framework

  • Introduce RP as twofold: 1) building community and connections; and 2) repairing harm

  • Be able to cite the fact that circles originate with indigenous groups and briefly discuss the origins of restorative justice

  • Be able to name the 4 components of the social discipline window and characteristics of each

  • Name the 3 parts of fair process and define each

  • Identify the four responses to shame on the  Compass of Shame and some characteristics of each

  • Name the 5 parts of the Restorative Practices Continuum and order them from informal to formal

  • Define and identify affective statements

  • List the 4 parts of the Non Violent Communication (NVC) model and use it to create affective statements

  • Review Restorative Questions, their sequence, and consider questions are used for person that was harmed and that for person that caused harm

  • Practice Restorative Questioning

  • List some purposes and uses of circles

  • Practice different circle structures (sequential, non-sequential, fishbowl)

  • Develop some high quality question prompts to use in a circle

    12 Social Work CEUs
    11 SCECH Credits

Class Details

2 Session(s)
Weekly - Wed, Thu

EMU Professional Programs and Training

John Weiss 



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Registration Closes On
Friday, October 21, 2022 @ 12:00 PM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
10/26/2022 - 10/27/2022 Weekly - Wed, Thu 09:30 AM - 03:30 PM N/A - Online John Weiss 

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