Want to improve the relationships in your community, workplace, or school?
Our services can help you reach your goals, online or in-person.
Our training emphasizes practical, universally applicable skills that build a common language with common expectations among groups and across personal and professional sectors.
Our design process guides your team through a carefully-sequenced set of questions that result in a plan tailored to your organization and circumstances, with actionable goals.
Our conference facilitators address complicated conflicts by assessing the interpersonal landscape and understanding each person’s goals in preparation for a productive conference, a structured conversation, designed to co-create agreements to make amends or decisions.
Our facilitation involves working with you to prepare for a circle (or more) using questions appropriate to goals such as: team-building, healing from disruption or trauma, uncomfortable conversations. We act as the “circle keeper” to manage the time, emotions, equity and possible conflict that sometimes emerge.
For workplace relationship building, visit our partner The Restorative Workplace.
Our participants feedback:
91.1% of our participants, over the years, would recommend YRP’s training to their friends.
95% felt our new online circles added value to their day.
100% said they were very likely or likely to participate again.
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YRP is currently planning new events for 2022. We are passionate about what we do, committed to helping our community and will be posting updates soon!
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Michaela Bland, Skadden Fellow
Rhode Island Center for Justice:
“Restorative Justice is more than circling up every so often or using affirmative statements once in awhile. Restorative justice is a way of life- a concept Trinice Holden understands and actively practices. Trinice Holden challenged us to implement restorative practices into all facets of our lives, and the results, at least for me, have been transformative. Whether it’s at work or in my personal life, the tools I learned at YRP’s trainings have strengthened my relationships with others, enhanced my ability to clearly communicate, and reinforced healthy coping mechanisms. Thanks to YRP’s training, I am able to take the skills I have learned and teach these skills to others around me. Whether it is my coworkers, friends, or students I interact with, each leave with tools of their own to start living a restorative life.”
“I’m so happy that I’m hearing a common language being used throughout my class. Students know that’s it’s safe to share feelings.”
— Cory Howland, School Social Worker at Waddington Elementary School, East Providence, shown here with Debra Poplillo, 3rd grade teacher and Principal, Karen Goncalo.
From Tammy Koller, Assistant Principal, Smithfield High School: “I wish, I wish, I wish I’d had this training years ago. It would have made such a difference in my teaching practice as well as in my parenting. I used this with my young adult children and got such amazing results, and I know it will totally benefit my students. I can’t change what I’ve done in my past educational practices, but moving forward my perspective is totally different thanks to this amazing program. Thank you Julia and Victor!”
Dr. Jenny Chan-Remka, Deputy Superintendent in Woonsocket, says of the 13 local educators who took the training last winter, “They got so much out of it! They practice the skills and they get results. Their kids are willing to deal with conflicts in a peaceful way. This training is a game-changer.”