Restorative Practices Training - Feb 2020
Professional Development Series
Introduction to Restorative Practices & Using Circles Effectively
To address discipline and behavior issues in schools many staff only have one thing at their disposal - punishment. However, research shows that focusing on punishment alone is not sufficient and not effective. Restorative Practices (RP) is one of the most successful ways to reduce suspension and expulsion rates while improving school climate. Employing RP has been shown to reduce suspension rates by 40%-80% and absenteeism by 50%. Participants in this 2-day training will learn the fundamentals of Restorative Practices (RP). PR is a cutting-edge strategy for positive discipline and a viable alternative to suspension. It can be well integrated into multi-tiered system of behavioral supports and is based in research.
Five Reasons to Attend this Seminar
It supports the continuum of restorative processes from developing a restorative mindset, to day to day practices and implementing restorative circles. After being trained, providing a mini training to your teaching staff would be of value in any school setting.
Implementation of RP fits within the LCAP School Climate designation and would be of value for most schools as a strategy for reducing suspensions and expulsions.
With the recent institutionalization of California’s Dashboard (a new way of measuring school effectiveness), school administrators will be looking for solutions to improve behavior related issues and to increase school connectedness.
It is a prerequisite for the RP advanced certification and Trainer of Trainers program offered by IIRP. This would be a great addition to anyone’s resume!
Being certified in RP would send a strong message to current and future employers/school administration regarding a desired skill-set they would want on their school campus.
This 2-day seminar is limited to 45 participants so register today!
Light breakfast, lunch and all materials are included with registration! $299/Members, $399/Non-members
When: February 1 & 2, 2020 Time: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM both days
Where: DoubleTree by Hilton, San Jose, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110
For additional information on training components, please contact the IIRP Certified trainers below.
Amy Dauble-Madigan, M.Ed, NCC, PPS has been in education for over 10 years, with 7 years of them being an elementary school counselor and is currently working in Culver City, CA. She is passionate about restorative practices being implemented in schools because she believes that creating relationships and fostering a supportive classroom community is the foundation for all student's learning and development.
Leia Eckstein, M.Ed, NCC, PPS began her career as a middle school special education teacher before pursuing school counseling. She has since worked as a high school counselor in Philadelphia, Brooklyn, and San Francisco. While living in Philadelphia in close proximity to IIRP, she was introduced to restorative practices in 2009 and continues to bear witness to the transformative power of circles in building community, healing harm, and creating a more positive school culture and climate.