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Change the conversation, change the culture

Posted by on Feb 3, 2016 in Community and Family

With irreverent humor and unmistakable love for humanity, Peter Block provides the basis and protocols for the Small Group methodology of community engagement, along with inspiration for the restorative movement.

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Empowering women, children and communities in Central America

Posted by on Feb 1, 2016 in Community and Family

Join the Strachan Foundation and the Restorative Practices Foundation in helping build community across Central America. The foundations are supporting innovative leaders in enhancing relationships among women in the slums of Costa Rica and between urban youth in El Salvador, and in dissipating conflict so a community can work together to build a health clinic in rural Nicaragua.

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The power of listening

Posted by on Jan 27, 2016 in Community and Family

We hear about tragic incidents daily and wonder what we can do. IIRP Associate Professor Dr. Frida Rundell talks about how restorative practices can facilitate healing for people impacted by trauma and suffering.

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Texas school turns it around

Posted by on Jan 25, 2016 in Schools

Principal Marcus Jones was dubbed “Send ‘Em Home Jones,” but classroom and staff meeting circles made his school a calm and happy place and cut suspensions by 90%.

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A hopeful future for Central America’s children

Posted by on Jan 21, 2016 in Schools

Children are transforming conflict with circle processes in nonprofit Glasswing International’s after-school clubs with the support of IIRP Latinoamérica.

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Feeling good coming to work

Posted by on Jan 13, 2016 in Community and Family, Leadership

Thanks to its restorative approach with staff, Re-Engage Youth Services, a social services agency based in Adelaide, South Australia, placed 13th on Australia’s Business Review Weekly Best Places to Work List.

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Call for presenters – IIRP Latinoamérica Conference – Costa Rica

Posted by on Dec 9, 2015 in Events

Submit a proposal and join practitioners and scholars from around the world convening in Costa Rica to savor its culture and advance the restorative practices movement June 6-7, 2016.

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Maine schools report positive preliminary result

Posted by on Dec 2, 2015 in Schools

Educators and students are pleased after the first year of restorative practices implementation, which is part of a major RAND study: “This has been the easiest year behaviorally I’ve ever had in my 20-something years of teaching,” exclaims a sixth grade math teacher.

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Helping refugees and the communities they impact

Posted by on Dec 2, 2015 in Community and Family, Europe

IIRP Europe representative Vidia Negrea and five European Forum for Restorative Justice members have launched Restorative Action Without Borders, a program to model how to provide safe spaces for honest conversations with refugees and the professionals and volunteers who serve them.

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Family engagement helps young people make positive change

Posted by on Nov 19, 2015 in Justice

“It felt very much like a partnership, like ‘we’re all enrolled in this program together,'” says Kathleen Taylor, whose son participated in CSF Buxmont’s Restorative Reporting Centers (RRC), an IIRP model program for adjudicated youth, in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

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