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Even standardized testing can be restorative

Posted by on Apr 15, 2015 in Model Program, Schools

Standardized testing causes stress for many students, but at Buxmont Academy Elementary Program at Pottstown (Pennsylvania) staff use restorative circles to reduce stress and engage students in making the tests work for them.

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March 2015 restorative practices news roundup

Posted by on Mar 25, 2015 in News Roundup

President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing recommends restorative practices; report on Chicago Public Schools says suspension rates decreased while perceptions of school safety improved; all victims in Norfolk-Suffolk, UK, will be given chance to meet offenders; plus more in schools and justice.

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Taking a right stand with Nashville students

Posted by on Mar 25, 2015 in Schools

STARS Nashville provides incorporates restorative practices to provide prevention, intervention and treatment services to address bullying, substance abuse and violence in schools, and with youth, families and communities across central Tennessee.

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A middle school heals after averting tragedy

Posted by on Mar 20, 2015 in Schools

A serious cyber-threat closed down a middle school in Maine for three days. Thanks to their preliminary training in “restorative practices,” the school community found a way to help each other feel safe and turn the incident into an opportunity to build a stronger school community.

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Using circles

Posted by on Mar 18, 2015 in Schools, Video

Miguel Tello, who was recently elected to the IIRP Board of Trustees, discusses how circles make sincere conversations possible, illustrating his point with an anecdote from a school in El Salvador.

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IIRP Trustees elect member from Latin America

Posted by on Mar 18, 2015 in IIRP Graduate School

Miguel Tello, the IIRP’s newest Trustee, hopes to bring his experience of working with a variety of NGOs in Central America to bear on discussions of strategy and decision-making, and to raise awareness about the context of Latin America and the beauty of its diverse cultures.

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Call for Presenters – IIRP 19th World Conference

Posted by on Mar 10, 2015 in Events, IIRP Graduate School

We invite you to submit a proposal to share knowledge and advancements in the social science of restorative practices. This year we have created several different learning experiences so that you can present your information to others.

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UK needs nat. association of volunteer restorative practitioners

Posted by on Feb 19, 2015 in Europe, Justice

In this guest post, Ian D. Marder, Ph.D. student, School of Law, University of Leeds, UK, and Founder, Community of Restorative Researchers, argues that given the increasingly widespread use of volunteer restorative facilitators, a national organization could strengthen their work for everyone’s benefit.

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February 2015 restorative practices news roundup

Posted by on Feb 18, 2015 in News Roundup

Schools across the U.S. adopt restorative practices and move away from discriminatory discipline practices, restorative justice moves forward in Ireland, Jamaica, Bermuda and Geneva, plus find links to more news and videos in this month’s roundup.

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New Dutch law puts family power first

Posted by on Feb 13, 2015 in Community and Family, Europe

The Dutch parliament amends the country’s Law on Child Welfare to give every citizen of the Netherlands the right to make their own plan first when social services has been called upon to intervene in the care of a child or adolescent.

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