14 January, 2021

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The California Conference for Equality and Justice has a proven track record in providing comprehensive Restorative Justice training for educators. In 2018, we trained over 2,400 teachers and administrators at more than 30 schools in Southern California.

All educators, youth workers, and non-profit professionals in all roles who would like to learn or strengthen relationships in their spaces are welcome at our trainings.

What is Restorative Justice?
Restorative Justice in schools uses the tool of dialogue in circles to build community, prevent conflict and respond to disciplinary incidents. Restorative Justice in schools is rooted in a culture shift away from zero-tolerance policies and disproportionately punitive disciplinary models.

Training Summary:

This three-part Community Building Training will help you start building your own Restorative Justice practice in your classroom or workplace. We will reflect on our own communication and discipline styles, learn what makes policies and procedures authentically restorative, and engage in skill-building around teambuilding and leading circles. If you are interested in applying restorative practices and leading the work in your own life, this foundational training is for you.

All of our current training offerings are currently virtual using a Zoom platform. Participants in this workshop can expect content via slides, group dialogues and interactions using the chat and breakout room features.

What to Expect:

  • Digital presentation of the foundations of Restorative Justice
  • Demonstration of virtual games to support the development of Community Building Circle culture
  • Experiential activities and games designed to provide participants with an opportunity to process:
    • How teambuilding strengthens school and organizational culture
    • Core restorative beliefs that uphold the work of Restorative Justice
    • How student behavior shows up & connects to student needs
    • What the role of a Circle Keeper is and how to hold space
    • Step-by-step discussion of the Community Building Circle process and its components
    • Circle Keeper practice and role plays to simulate prospective community building experiences
  • Planning time to strategize creating and leading your own Circles online and at your organization or school site

Training Cost: $300

Dates & Times:

Thursdays, January 14, 21, & 28
1:00-4:00 pm (PST)

Register online at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CommunityBuilding2021

For all questions or concerns, including accessibility and accommodation needs, please reach out to Gilbert at gsalazar@cacej.org.

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