PRESENTS A WEBINAR ENTITLED
When: Tuesday, August 25, 2020
Time: 1:30 PM
Presenter: Amanda Montani, M.A., Psy.S.
Description: Restorative practices is a philosophy encompassing restorative justice, an alternative approach to repairing harm between two or more parties. Differing from traditional punitive methods such as suspension and expulsion, restorative practices in schools offers not only a more teachable approach to discipline, but a continuum of methods to build community. This workshop will arm participants with an introduction to the founding concepts of restorative practices. Participating in a restorative circle to create an experiential learning opportunity, school psychologists will engage with one another to discuss how restorative practices can work practically with staff, students, and families. Consideration for cultural implications, working with students with special needs, and managing time demands will be encouraged in this collaborative group forum. We will promote a goal of all members leaving the session with a plan for next steps towards a more meaningful, restorative practice. This session will help participants: • Understand the principles of restorative practices as a philosophy • Learn proactive and responsive strategies for building community in schools • Problem solve with colleagues around realistic ways to build new strategies into practice