The Youth Restoration Project helps organizations, schools and communities.
We help you resolve problems and achieve your goals by sharing Restorative ways of interacting that heal and nourish relationships, and ensure that all voices are heard.
Restorative Practices are contagious. Once a small critical mass of people are routinely using these techniques, their colleagues, friends and families also become empowered, learning to advocate for themselves more responsibly, trusting that their viewpoints count in the community.
SOCIAL WORK CEUs ARE AVAILABLE FOR ALL CERTIFICATE TRAINING
for the Certificate of Initial Mastery or the Basic Restorative Tools Certificate.
for the Basic Restorative Tools Certificate, with sessions arranged at your school or organization.
for those who’ve completed Certificate training and want to hone their skills, hear about others’ experiences, or begin the process of becoming trainers themselves.
HOW TO IMPLEMENT RESTORATIVE PRACTICES IN YOUR COMMUNITY
We work with groups just getting started with Restorative Practices, and also those who have experience but want to push further toward changing their community’s culture.
This outline of a Suggested Implementation Strategy will give you an idea of the training and consulting services available from YRP, as well as costs. We can also assist with redesigning your accountability systems, developing Social Skills Restoration in your community, and figuring out what data you need to collect to validate your work.
We can also consult with you on a contract basis to develop and carry out a Full Implementation Plan. We suggest a 2-year time-frame from initial planning through communication with your community, adding new protocols to your toolkit, assessing progress and overcoming the obstacles you’ll face as you shift your cultural norms.
A POWERFUL TOOL WITH A GREAT VARIETY OF USES
Conferencing is a restorative protocol used internationally to deal with serious criminal offences by getting to the root of the problem and repairing the harm done to victims and the community. It can also help organizations and communities discern their core values, handle conflicts and forward initiatives efficiently and inclusively.
Our Conference Facilitators work with all parties involved to explore the context of the problem and decide who should be at the table. They arrange a conference meeting to work toward agreements acceptable to all, and follow up to ensure agreements are met.
Conferencing is useful in families, schools, social work and child protective services, as well as juvenile and adult justice systems. And using these techniques can help foster change and improve the cultural climate in any organization.