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Restorative Engagement 

Building the capacity to resolve conflicts focused on repairing relationships in environments of empathy, accountability, learning, and growth, rather than relying on adversarial or punitive models that tend to fracture relationships and alienate people, offers a powerful mechanism to build social capital. Workplace, school, and community environments focused on building a sense of belonging create an effective violence prevention strategy. Learn how to resolve conflicts, misconduct issues, or incidents of harm in a manner where the involved parties feel empowered, respected, and safe. Training is customized to your setting, ranging from one-time learning events, such as engaging in authentic conversations and facilitating small groups or circles, to facilitation skills certificate training.

Engaging in True Dialogue

Conflict can be helpful, constructive, or destructive, impacting employee wellness and performance. Participants will learn practical conflict resolution and communications skills and restorative resolution models applicable in your setting.  Certificate training for your agency or community is delivered in customized 3-day modules over the course of a few months to allow learners to practice their skills and receive real-time feedback and on-the-job mentoring.

 

Peacemaking Training

Family Group Conferencing

By having family and extended family come together, we can find creative solutions.


Building Community with Restorative Justice

APPLICATIONS OF FAMILY GROUP CONFERENCING

  • Develop a reunification, prevention, or permanency plan for a child under the care of a child and family services authority. 

  • Advance the process of healing and reconciliation by facilitating recovery from the experience of intergenerational trauma for Indigenous families. 

  • Successful reintegration of a youth,  student, or adult returning to their family, school, or the community.

  • Engage in safety and support planning for individuals experiencing domestic violence or struggling with addictions. 

  • Develop a plan for a child in care to be meaningfully connected to their family, culture, and community.

A facilitator's role is to empower others to take the lead. When they say, "we did it ourselves," signals this accomplishment.

Restorative justice is a philosophy that views crime, conflict, and wrongdoing principally as harm done to people and relationships. It offers a non-adversarial, non-retributive approach to criminal justice that focuses on meaningful accountability and reparation of harm to address victim needs and the root issues of offenders to prevent recurrence.  

 

In a non-criminal context, restorative practices are viewed as a social science that applies fair, equitable principles to a broader context to shift workplace culture by building social capital and achieving social discipline through participatory learning and collaborative decision-making. Restorative practices range from informal (daily) communication interactions to formal responses.   

 

Participants will be introduced to restorative principles and learn how to prepare parties and facilitate a restorative process to ensure participants feel safe, respected, and empowered. Role-plays customized to be directly applicable in your setting.

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Learn how to meaningfully engage families to be actively involved in planning for the safety and care of children and youth involved in prevention and child protection services. This three-day training is customized with role-play scenarios applicable to your setting.

 If family is the basic unit of society, we should do everything to preserve it.


 

 

Training is provided online, in-person, or hybrid.  

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