Restorative practices training
Our national and international experience shows that the best way to tackle aggression in preschool and school is prevention. And the key to prevention is a strong community, where individual and collective responsibility is based on commonly agreed rules and interconnections between community members.
What are restorative practices?
Restorative processes, like mediation, return conflicts to the people involved. The aim of restorative models is to create a supportive community and strengthen relationships so that there is space and opportunity for community members to indicate if a decision is not the right one before an incident occurs. This will allow us to focus on repairing the damage and making amends when things do go wrong.
Restorative practices bring theoretical and practical frameworks and methods into the life of kindergartens and schools, where community members - including children - are empowered:
- work together to prevent situations of conflict and abuse,
- to work together on the impact of what has happened and to take responsibility for their future roles and responsibilities.
How do restorative practices work in schools and kindergartens?
For a kindergarten or school to operate in a restorative way, all its actors must speak the same language and have a common motivation. In addition, there must be a strong emphasis on prevention, which means sharing how we are affected by everyday events that affect the community in our daily interactions, in our communications and in our conversations, and planning our activities together.
- Generally speaking, a child who bullies others is unlikely to have received the support to become cooperative.
- Basically, one does not become a perpetrator of a negative act by oneself, but lives in a system of relationships. We are driven by the need to belong.
- This also means that if nothing is done in the community following an incident, and the incident is not processed with the people involved, then no meaningful change can be expected.
What do I get from the three-day restorative training?
- A short theory with clear examples of what a restorative approach is and how it helps the preschool-school community.
- A clear, up-to-date theoretical framework will help participants to make a real change of mindset.
- Practical tools that can be immediately applied in everyday school situations, whether it's preventing or dealing with conflict and bullying, in or out of class.
- Effective questions and techniques for leading roundtable discussions
- Tools on how to respond to serious misbehaviour at school
I want to take part in the training, what do I need to do?
Write to email@example.com address!