Overview


Overview

The Overview is the prerequisite for our Certificate programs – both Basic Tools and Initial Mastery.  It can also serve as a stand-alone introduction to Restorative Justice Practices (RJP), offering a brief view of:

  • The philosophy and history of the international movement
  • RJP’s approach to the retributive mindset of our current justice and disciplinary systems
  • The skills used in successful Restorative interactions

All sessions are interactive and fascinating.

Identifying Triggers


Identifying Triggers

Each of us is sometimes triggered by other people’s behavior. We’re far more effective in our interpersonal relationships when we understand our triggers and what triggers others. Here we discuss strategies for handling situations that could ignite difficult emotions, clouding our thinking and inflaming our behavior.

Self-Care and Self-Circling


Self-Care and Self-Circling

What are you bringing to the table yourself, when you try to help with other people’s problems? This session gently guides participants to question, restoratively, their own strengths and weaknesses as they apply Restoration to daily life.

 

Trauma / Basic Brain Science


Trauma / Basic Brain Science

Everyone has lived through some sort of trauma, but some recover more easily than others. We teach simple, proactive techniques that avoid triggering or escalating a trauma-driven response that shuts down communication.

The Art of Questioning


The Art of Questioning

We use games to practice shifting declarative statements into curious and restorative questions that allow the other person room to give an account of what they were thinking – true accountability – and to improve the quality of information received in the answers.

Teams that Work


Teams that Work

This session gives participants protocols, confidence and a sense of their own agency when tackling a problem or project that needs a working team. We guide participants through ways of identifying and assembling a team that accomplishes its goals.

The Art of “I” Statements


The Art of “I” Statements

While “you” statements invite defensiveness and head-butting, learning how to say how it is for me, from my own point of view, gives the other person room to speak for themselves, encouraging the exchange of high-quality dialogue.

Community Building


Community Building

This session focuses on techniques that help groups – classrooms, colleagues, teams – establish collective values and develop useful guidelines for working, learning or playing together. These protocols help all parties, adults and kids alike, become personally invested in sustaining a high-functioning group.

Restorative Justice


Restorative Justice

RJ is the back-to-the-future revival of the ways in which traditional cultures respond to crime and violations of community norms. We examine the evolution of our modern professionally-driven justice system, contrasting its focus on guilt and punishment with Restoration’s goals of personal accountability and healing.

How to Register

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Our trainings are especially powerful because of the diversity of people in the room – from sectors such as business, K-12 and higher-education staff, justice, healthcare and social workers, among others. CEU credit is available for teachers and social workers.

Trainings are held in the RRC Building at the
Sargent Center
800 Quaker Lane
Warwick, RI 02818.

 

 

On-site training is also available.

Please contact info@yrpofri.org or skills@therestorativworkplace.com to discuss schedules and prices.