What are Restorative Practices?
Restorative practices foster an attitude of cooperation rather than combat and allow all members of the community to be heard in a safe and respectful environment.
This is accomplished by teaching simple techniques that address conflict and tension while avoiding endless cycles of anger, retribution, and recurrence. In addition to a focus on prevention, restorative practices also provide productive strategies for addressing harm once it has occurred.
RJP are a set of proven techniques whose explicit practice in school communities is itself a Social-and-Emotional curriculum strategy. The techniques effectively support the behavioral, social and mental health of our currently stressed communities. The trainings and implementation design processes are interactive, highly practical, simple and often fun.