Welcome to Restorative Practices International,
a professional association
created by practitioners for practitioners.

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PRACTITIONERS

As a network, our focus is on strengthening connections and a sense of belonging, and providing opportunities for growing our practice.

Restorative Practices

For the purposes of RPI, we use the term practice as a collective to encompass all fields of practice including but not limited to: policing, corrections, courts, juvenile justice, community, schools, families, environment, organisations and workplaces. As a social movement, intent on reform, we value the experience and wisdom of practitioners in these varying fields.

Our Purpose

We support our members to deepen their awareness and integration of Restorative Practices to transform individuals and society.

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4 days ago

Totally looking forward to delivering this in-person 2-day course in London with my awesome colleague Dr Terence Bevington.Last week to secure earlybird discount (Code: **Earlybird350)** ends Dec 8) and if you're planning on sending more than one participant get in touch for a group discount code.www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/467513263757/?discount=Earlybird350 ... See MoreSee Less
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1 week ago

One year, when I was a principal, we had a number of students who were struggling with behaviors. This group of about 25 students made up the majority of our school’s office referrals, suspensions and classroom disruptions. We believed at the time that we had tried everything (and nothing worked). The consequences were not effective at changing the behaviors. Students were coming back from suspensions with worse behaviors than when they had left. We decided to try anything and everything possible. After running into a friend who was a former fighter, we decided to start a morning martial arts intervention. We taught self-control, respect, being a part of a team, dealing with stress and negative emotions, relaxation, and mindfulness. This intervention was extremely effective at improving attitudes and achievement. Within about 4-6 weeks, the negative behaviors and attitudes went away. The majority of the participants became model students and eventually school leaders. Many schools and districts reached out to learn more about this highly effective intervention (as word traveled fast). I told these other schools that I think the secret to our success was mostly as a result of attention given by trusted adults, positive interactions, teaching specific self-regulation skills, and building a family. You can do this without a martial arts program, it could be just about anything. The important lesson was not WHAT we did, it was WHY we were doing it. Sometimes the more out of the box the better!Thank you to Steve Berger and then Susie Wyatt for making this intervention a reality! We had some great times working together to help kids!#maslowbeforebloomJoin the “Maslow Before Bloom” group:facebook.com/groups/maslowbeforebloom ... See MoreSee Less
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School exclusion, punishment, incarceration and managing communities as "risks", has been proven to be ineffective over and over again. RJ4All believes there are more positive and restorative solutions that can be used instead.Please join us this Friday as discuss how Restorative Justice can be used to prevent violent radicalisation, school exclusion, cyberbullying and homelessness.👉 Register here: [bit.ly/3TLjMhq](bit.ly/3TLjMhq?fbclid=IwAR1OfyKTo0tz-bbDgHkl7trmlFJbHI4hjct64_nde9uvRW825KOUo_SiYvY) ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

I work with students who are neurodivergent. How do you help students engage in restorative conversations when they struggle with perspective taking? Are there any resources out there for leading circles with neurodivergent students? ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

I’ve been thinking about having each of my homerooms discuss the same circle question every Wednesday. Has anyone tried that? Then I would let my families know the question and they could discuss their child(ren)‘s circle experience at home. I would also love to know what questions you used for the whole school. I’m at a JK-8 elementary school. ... See MoreSee Less
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