Restorative school practices fall workshops announced

Restorative School Practices of Maine, a division of the Restorative Justice Project in Belfast, is offering four workshops in restorative school practices for fall 2012.

Introduction to Restorative School Practices

This workshop introduces participants to restorative school practices that have proven effective and sustainable. The workshop format will include presentations, circles, discussion and video of restorative school practices in action.

Friday, October 19, 2012; 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Hancock County Technical Center, Ellsworth
Facilitators: Barb Blazej and Penny Linn
Register by October 5, 2012

Introduction to Restorative School Practices

This workshop introduces participants to restorative school practices that have proven effective and sustainable. The workshop format will include presentations, circles, discussion and video of restorative school practices in action.

Thursday, November 1, 2012; 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Lewiston area
Facilitators: Pam Anderson and Ansley Newton
Register by October 18, 2012

Using Circles in Schools*

This workshop introduces participants to a key restorative practice, using Circles both proactively and responsively in school communities. The workshop will include presentations, videos of actual Circles with students in school, participating in Circles, and practice planning and facilitating Circles in response to a variety of school scenarios.
*Pre-requisite: a six-hour introductory training in RSP

Friday, November 2, 2012; 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Lewiston area
Facilitators: Pam Anderson and Ansley Newton
Register by October 18, 2012

Utilizing Restorative School Practices for Bullying Prevention

With the passage of PL 659, “An Act to Prohibit Bullying and Cyber-bullying in Public Schools,” all schools will be involved in creating both model policies and best practice approaches to meet the requirements of the law. This workshop will provide best practices in bullying prevention through the use of a restorative school practice approach that supports a safe and supportive climate for all students.

Friday, November 30, 2012; 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Augusta, Burton Cross Building, Room 103
Facilitators: Ansley Newton and Chuck Saufler
Register by November 16, 2012

The cost of each individual workshop is $125, which includes snacks and lunch.

NOTE: The cost to attend November 1 and 2 together is $240. To register for both days, visit http://rjpmidcoast.org/cms/introduction-rsp-and-using-circles-schools-november-1-2-2012.

After you register online, please mail your check or purchase order to the following address before the workshop date:
Restorative Justice Project
PO Box 141
Belfast, ME 04915

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