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.


Frequently Asked Questions
This handout answers some of the frequently asked questions we often hear about implementing Restorative Practices.

Suggested Restorative School Practices
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.

Restorative Practices in Schools: Ending the School-to-Prison Pipeline & Stats That Prove It Works
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.

Restorative Practices in Schools Intro Packet
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
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
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.

Promising Strategies for Reducing Disproportionate Discipline in Schools and Interrupting the School-to-Prison Pipeline
A compilation of the most promising strategies including but not limited to Restorative Practices.

Restorative Scenarios
A practical example handout on using Restorative Conversations, Community Building Classroom Circle, Restorative Conference and Restorative Welcome and Re-Entry Circle

Authentic Engagement of Students and Families
A summary of a wonderful webinar by the Restorative Practices Partnership on the topic. We now have a manual just for this, available for purchase, called, “Engaging Students & Families in Restorative Practices: A Workbook for Schools”.

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.