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May 2015 restorative practices news roundup

Posted by on May 28, 2015 in News Roundup

Schools across the U.S. are “Minding the Discipline Gap”; a restorative diversion program in Tennessee reports, “We’ve had, to date, a zero recidivism rate”; and Dalhousie University issues a report on the restorative process used to address a sexual harassment scandal; plus much more in schools, justice, higher education and family & community.

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Baltimore students “circle up” to cope with unrest

Posted by on May 28, 2015 in Schools

When civil unrest erupted in Baltimore during the last week of April 2015, schools implementing restorative practices turned to circles to give students and teachers a voice, to discuss hard issues and to help them bond as a community.

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A radically new vision for education

Posted by on May 20, 2015 in Schools

Dr. John Bailie, who will host the IIRP’s School Climate Symposium this July, says the event is designed to be an exercise in structured and purposeful collaborative engagement: “The biggest challenge in bringing change to schools has nothing to do with youth. The most challenging piece consists of helping adults to make and sustain change.”

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When their school moved, students voices mattered

Posted by on May 15, 2015 in Schools

Last school year, staff at Community Learning Center (CLC), a school in Winfield, Kansas, for students at risk of dropping out of high school, successfully managed a major move by employing restorative practices with students.

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Understanding emotion helps people make changes

Posted by on May 14, 2015 in Theory

In this interview psychiatrist Susan Leigh Deppe, M.D., talks about the importance of affect and script theory for enriching restorative practices.

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Featured Presenter: Vidia Negrea

Posted by on May 7, 2015 in Justice

Vidia Negrea will be a featured presenter at the IIRP Europe 2015 conference. The conference, entitled “From Dream to Reality: Dawning of a New Social Science,” will be held June 10-12, 2015, in Budapest, Hungary.

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Featured Presenter: Borbála Fellegi

Posted by on May 7, 2015 in Community and Family

Borbála Fellegi, Ph.D., will be a featured presenter at the IIRP Europe 2015 conference. The conference, entitled “From Dream to Reality: Dawning of a New Social Science,” will be held June 10-12, 2015, in Budapest, Hungary.

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Integrating School Climate Reform Efforts: Symposium Readings

Posted by on May 4, 2015 in Schools

Panelists representing various programs and practices have provided recommended readings for symposium attendees.

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April 2015 restorative practices news roundup

Posted by on Apr 29, 2015 in News Roundup

Detroit schools report significant drop in crime, Chicago schools launch “Parent Peace Centers,” a new study shows juveniles should be kept out of prison, plus much more restorative practices news in schools, justice, leadership, the workplace and families.

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Educators focus on school climate during summer break

Posted by on Apr 29, 2015 in Schools

Two allied events and an IIRP Graduate School course will address the vital issue of school climate reform, to help educators seeking answers on how best to engage young people in their education and explore the best ways to address misbehavior, bullying, dropping out and the “racial discipline gap.”

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