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Netherlands’ mayor invites village to a family group conference

Posted by on Feb 12, 2015 in Community and Family, Europe

Watch a video trailer for Letter of the Mayor, a documentary showing what happens when a community struggling with a variety of quality of life issues comes together in a Family Group Conference to build relationships and solve their problems themselves.

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Video: Bullying prevention and restorative practices

Posted by on Jan 28, 2015 in Schools

IIRP Lecture Elizabeth Smull, who presented on restorative practice at the International Bullying Prevention Association’s annual conference, says she left feeling excited about how people from around the world are beginning to speak a common language about creating safe school communities.

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Healing the dark undercurrent of sexual violence

Posted by on Jan 28, 2015 in Europe, Justice

One in Four, a Dublin, Ireland-based organization that works to support adult victims of childhood sexual abuse, offers restorative services for clients and uses the practices to provide a new level of support and structure for staff.

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January 2015 restorative practices news roundup

Posted by on Jan 23, 2015 in News Roundup

Study shows suspending students lowers achievement of non-suspended students, federal government issues new guidelines for education in juvenile detention, an Irish priest calls for restorative practices to address homelessness, plus much more about schools, justice and the community.

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Bullying prevention and restorative practices can work together

Posted by on Jan 22, 2015 in Schools

A new White Paper by the Center for Safe Schools, Clemson University and the Highmark Foundation outlines how bullying prevention programs and restorative practices can work in tandem.

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Voice and choice in learning

Posted by on Dec 10, 2014 in Model Program, Schools

Giving students voice and choice is essential to creating engaged learners. In a restorative classroom, learning is a shared responsibility between the students and the teacher — a natural extension of CSF Buxmont’s restorative culture.

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Bullying resolved with restorative questions

Posted by on Dec 4, 2014 in Europe, Schools, Video

In this video, a principal in an Irish secondary school describes a serious bullying incident between two 12-year-old boys that was resolved satisfactorily through the asking of restorative questions.

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Workplace leaders model a new approach

Posted by on Nov 21, 2014 in Canada, Leadership

IIRP Canada and partners are supporting new standards for psychological health and welfare in the workplace, with exciting implications for the application of restorative practices

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October-November 2014 restorative practices news roundup

Posted by on Nov 21, 2014 in News Roundup

Restorative hubs launched in Chicago, research on restorative practices’ potential to reduce racial discipline disparity in schools, Restorative Justice Week video, plus much more about schools, justice and the community.

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Seventh graduating class champions restorative practices

Posted by on Nov 19, 2014 in IIRP Graduate School

The IIRP Graduate School Class of 2014 is taking what they’ve learned out into the world and making it a better place.

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