Resources and Links: Handouts

These are wonderful Restorative Practices in Schools handouts. Note: Click on links (in bold) to go to view/download PDF document.

Suggested Restorative School Practices (PDF, 175k)

This handout lists suggestions for daily, weekly and monthly restorative practices that a school building or youth program could consider implementing as a means of creating a positive and restorative school climate that builds relationships and the skills of empathy and repair of harm. These suggestions draw from a variety of practitioners and training organizations around the country, including Flagstaff Academy, IIRP, and the Minnesota Department of Education.

This handout shows the statistics that point to the school to prison pipeline and more importantly statistics that prove that restorative practices does in fact work.

This packet lists the trainings services and support options provided by Restorative Solutions, Inc along with a variety of other introductory materials explaining our work. A nice handout that can be used to show your administration or team when considering working with us.

Connection Circles RJ in Schools (PDF, 83k)

Connection Circles are a relationship building process used to promote understanding, share experiences, build relationships, and establish a circle practice. This is a wonderful article written by a high school teacher about his success using Connection Circles in the classroom.

Empathy, Equity, Empowerment: Using Restorative Practices to Build Character and Community While Reducing Suspensions (PDF, 104k)

A middle school science teacher in Denver, Colorado, finds success using restorative approaches that focus on empathy rather than punitive zero-tolerance school discipline policies.

Restorative-Discipline-at-Home (PDF, 87k)

Restorative discipline is a way of looking at wrongdoing not simply as a violation of rules, but most importantly as a violation of real people. PDF includes chart comparing the philosophy of Punitive vs. Restorative Discipline and tips on how parents can help.

3 Stages of Restorative Discipline (PDF, 66k)

Chart defining the Goals, Theory/Values and Skills/Processes for each of the three stages of restorative discipline.