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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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Change the conversation, change the culture

Posted by on Feb 3, 2016 in Community and Family, Video

Change the conversation, change the culture

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

Empowering women, children and communities in Central America

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, Video

The power of listening

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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Feeling good coming to work

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

Feeling good coming to work

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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Helping refugees and the communities they impact

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

Helping refugees and the communities they impact

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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Circle up for Santa Claus

Posted by on Nov 18, 2015 in Community and Family, Model Program

Circle up for Santa Claus

When two teens from a Buxmont Academy school upset a group of first and second grade Catholic school students by telling them there was no Santa Claus, they made things right by participating in a restorative circle.

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Homicide victims’ families find strength to go on

Posted by on Sep 30, 2015 in Canada, Community and Family, Europe

Homicide victims’ families find strength to go on

The Catholic Archdiocese of San Francisco Restorative Justice Ministry recently hosted a retreat for nearly 40 survivors of homicide and representatives of organizations that support them, which gave participants a deeper understanding of their own trauma and loss as well as skills to help themselves and others cope with similar experiences.

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