course »Strategies for Teaching Restorative Justice Practices to Youth and Children In Foster Care

Date: 1/30/2019, 9:15 am—4:45 pm
County: Solano County
Location: Fairfield
Sponsor: A Better Way, Inc.
Phone: 510-601-0203
Strategies to Teach Restorative Justice Practices to Youth and Children In Foster Care introduces restorative justice (RJ) as an equity-focused, trauma-informed framework for working with youth in the foster care system. Restorative Justice has picked up a lot of momentum in schools in recent years because it offers an alternative to punitive punishment, which has proven ineffective for stopping the school-to-prison pipeline. RJ helps disrupt the pipeline by equipping youth with tools and strategies to resolve conflict in a healthy, relational manner. This includes developing ways to build community and relationships, manage and resolve conflict, and strengthen social emotional learning skills. RJ practices apply across all settings and environments as a way to navigate interpersonal and community relationships.

This is a highly interactive course where participants will gain an in depth understanding of restorative justice by engaging in restorative justice during the training. This includes participating and learning about two different types of RJ circles. Participants will leave the training knowing how to create, develop, prepare, and execute a circle. They will also learn how to use RJ practices beyond the circle as a way to create a more loving and equitable culture.