Council, Restorative Practices, and Peacemaking
in the San Francisco Bay Area and Beyond...
Build a strong foundation of restorative practices in schools and school districts.
Restorative practices are transforming how schools address disciplinary challenges and misbehavior. By making the shift from punishing offenders to dialogues leading to agreements about making things right, schools are building positive communities, reducing challenging behaviors, and freeing time and resources for more focus on academics.
"Very positive training - not only for explaining and exploring what Restorative Justice is and how it works, but for the collaborative and powerful team building experience it created."
Comments from Participants:
"There are too few opportunities in life that provide us with a container for exploring powerful ways of interacting with other people. Council is one of these."
"I came with the hope of learning some new communication and conflict resolution skills. I left with a deeper understanding and appreciation for of myself, along with the skills I had hoped to attain."
"While holding circles is something that I've been doing for three years, this training deepened my understanding of the various aspects of council and my trust in the universal process by which humans learn to trust and heal."