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Re-inventing media through Restorative Narrative

Posted by on Aug 30, 2016 in Community and Family

Re-inventing media through Restorative Narrative

Engagement, empowerment and resilience — concepts integral to restorative practices — are informing the development of a new genre of media and journalism called Restorative Narrative.

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Working restoratively asks for innovation every day

Posted by on Aug 24, 2016 in Community and Family, Europe, IIRP Graduate School

Working restoratively asks for innovation every day

The people at the Belgian nonprofit, Ligand, are enhancing communication and relationships among young people and families, as well as the surrounding community with innovation as their driving force.

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Refugee camps ripe for restorative action

Posted by on Jul 28, 2016 in Community and Family

Refugee camps ripe for restorative action

During a weeklong residency at a Belgian refugee camp, IIRP Trustee and Regional Representative for IIRP Europe Vidia Negrea employed restorative practices to address harm, problem-solve and build a sense of community and belonging with youth, adults, staff and volunteers from the surrounding community.

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IIRP alumnus to present on his innovative college program at 21st World Conference

Posted by on Jun 7, 2016 in Community and Family, Higher Education

IIRP alumnus to present on his innovative college program at 21st World Conference

Rick Kelly, a professor in the Child and Youth Care (CYC) program at George Brown College (Toronto), has created a hub for restorative practices to support practical learning and social innovation by students at his college.

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Building social capital through participatory decision-making

Posted by on May 27, 2016 in Community and Family, Schools

Building social capital through participatory decision-making

At the Citizen University National Conference, IIRP Director of Continuing Education Keith Hickman, discusses how restorative practices can reduce suspensions of students of color by changing the dynamic of authority relationships in schools and communities.

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Building and Sustaining a Restorative City in Detroit, Michigan, USA

Posted by on May 26, 2016 in Community and Family, IIRP Graduate School

Building and Sustaining a Restorative City in Detroit, Michigan, USA

The International Institute for Restorative Practices (IIRP) is embarking on an unprecedented initiative to improve the lives of children and families in Detroit by mobilizing a “whole-neighborhood” approach, individuals will be active stewards of their community.

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Motivational Interviewing is effective and restorative

Posted by on May 16, 2016 in Community and Family, Justice

Motivational Interviewing is effective and restorative

In this guest blog, Professor John Braithwaite, who leads the Peacebuilding Compared project and is the founder of RegNet School of Regulation and Global Governance at the Australian National University, discusses the parallels between Motivational Interviewing and restorative practices and describes a framework for understanding why these approaches work.

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Strachan Family Foundation embraces restorative practices

Posted by on Apr 25, 2016 in Community and Family

Strachan Family Foundation embraces restorative practices

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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Restorative practices can replace corporal punishment

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

Restorative practices can replace corporal punishment

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

Time for a new dialogue on family violence

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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