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IIRP founder taking restorative in new directions

Posted by on May 5, 2016 in IIRP Graduate School, Theory

Ted Wachtel, founder of the International Institute for Restorative Practices (IIRP) Graduate School, who stepped down as IIRP president last summer, has launched a new website, Building a New Reality, as a platform for sharing his ideas about the implications of restorative practices in the areas of politics, governance and economics.

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Motivational Interviewing: Change through restorative dialogue

Posted by on Apr 27, 2016 in Justice, Video

Dawn Schantz, Motivational Interviewing consultant for juvenile justice in the state of Pennsylvania, explains how the skill of motivational interviewing can simultaneously hold people to high expectations while also providing support to help them internalize their own motivations for change.

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Strachan Family Foundation embraces restorative practices

Posted by on Apr 25, 2016 in Community and Family

Harry Strachan explains how the organization he established to honor the missionary work of his parents and grandparents in Latin America can help today’s society navigate a great crisis.

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Leader in Asian & Pacific Islander Community joins Trustees

Posted by on Apr 20, 2016 in IIRP Graduate School

J.D. Hokoyama, who has been dedicated to diversity education and supporting the Asian and Pacific Islander community to develop leadership capacity, brings to the IIRP Board of Trustees his experience of leading a nonprofit for 25 years as well as expertise in the field of board development.

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Restorative practices can replace corporal punishment

Posted by on Apr 6, 2016 in Community and Family, Faith Communities, Schools

Attorney and IIRP Graduate Certificate holder Hazel Thompson-Ahye speaks on radio in favor of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child ban on corporal punishment and the implications for restorative practices in her country, Trinidad & Tobago.

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Time for a new dialogue on family violence

Posted by on Mar 31, 2016 in Community and Family

Terry O’Connell, restorative pioneer and creator of the International Institute for Restorative Practices (IIRP) Real Justice Conference script, argues that the conversation on family violence needs to change from blame and punishment toward harm and relationships.

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Working together to build good relationships and behavior

Posted by on Mar 17, 2016 in Model Program, Schools

The children at Buxmont Academy Elementary at Pottstown, in Pennsylvania, are working hard to overcome a range of learning and life difficulties.

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Breaking down barriers in Costa Rica

Posted by on Mar 17, 2016 in Schools

Students from diverse backgrounds are learning to get along by participating in circles at the Blue Valley School in San José, Costa Rica, a small, private preparatory school for children from pre-kindergarten to 12th grade.

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Restorative Conversations: Episode 3

Posted by on Mar 3, 2016 in Research

Professor Ivo Aertsen, Director of the Leuven Institute of Criminology, discusses his recent research, restorative justice in Belgium, the European Forum for Restorative Justice, the academic journal Restorative Justice that he edits and the future of restorative justice in Europe.

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Singapore has fun teaching “social discipline”

Posted by on Feb 24, 2016 in Schools, Video

Watch an experiential demonstration of what working “with” looks, sounds and feel like, in this humorous video from Singapore’s LCCS (Lutheran Community Care Services), an IIRP licensed trainer.

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