Restorative Practice Seminar - June 2019

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

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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!
  5. 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 30 participants so register today! To register online, please click here or download a registration form.

Lunch and all materials are included with registration! $199/Members, $299/Non-members.

When:              June 17-18, 2019               Time: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM both days
Where:            CASC Office & Training Center, 3602 Inland Empire Blvd, Suite B-205, Ontario, CA 91764

Accommodations: Ontario Airport Hotel, 700 N Haven Ave, Ontario, CA 91764
Christine Vanderwalker at 909.481.1726 and mention you are with CASC for a discounted room rate of $95

For additional information on training components, please contact the IIRP Certified trainers below.


Rebecca Pianta

Coordinator, Counseling and Student Support in Capistrano Unified School District 

Alexis Goddard

Middle School Counselor, Corona/Norco Unified School District