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Introduction to Restorative Practice and Using Restorative and Peacemaking...

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Neighbourhood Watch - London

652 Elizabeth Street

London, Ontario N5Y 6L3

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This training is extremely relevant for child/youth serving organizations, education and workplaces.

This two-day training will provide hands-on learning and skill development that is a deep dive into the underlying concepts and principles that distinguish the restorative approach. This includes Introduction to Restorative Practices (Day 1) and Using Restorative and Peacemaking Circles Effectively (Day 2). Concepts covered include:

  1. Power and the impacts of ‘power over’ vs. ‘sharing power’
  2. The relational foundation for working with others
  3. The role of emotional intelligence
  4. Engagement through “fair process”
  5. The consequences of shame and shaming

Embracing the concepts as a foundation for explicit practice increases effectiveness in one’s work.

The use of circles has traditions that go back far into the history of man/womankind. Traditional and indigenous communities use circles as a cornerstone of their way of life. Circles can be used for program and workshop implementation, as a way to facilitate child/and youth development, for healing from trauma and within the work place to develop effective teams. This workshop demonstrates, through interactive processes, the power of circles to harness the energy of groups and teams.

Participants will receive:

  • Certificate of participation through the IIRP (www.iirp.edu)
  • Book with each session
  • Credit to Masters degree/Certificate. Completion of all three workshops constitutes the face-to-face portion of the 500 level Introductory course. The second half is completed online. (IIRP Grad School.)
  • Linked to e-forum with IIRP
  • A Train the trainer track for capacity development

Presenter Rick Kelly has dedicated his 40 plus years as a child and youth worker to themes that include thinking outside of the box, innovation, creativity, prevention, health promotion, advocacy and system change.

As a child and youth worker (now CYCP) he has had a variety of roles which run the gamut from street worker, psychiatric crisis worker, residential worker, play therapist, parent/family coach/counsellor (http://www.stepinstitute.ca/), mental health consultant and program supervisor and manager.

For 17 years he taught full time at George Brown College. It was there that he caught the restorative bug. After being introduced to the model through an indigenous lens, he readily took hold of the relevance and opportunities for the program, students, and College and field partners. He continues to honour and respect the gift of this knowledge from our First Nations brothers and sisters.

He conducted research, developed a separate advanced skills training program, supported a host of student-led projects and conference presentations, partnered with sister programs to set up the Social Innovation Hub as an alternative field placement and developed an international placement in Jamaica. During this time, he was certified as restorative conferences facilitator for youth justice and as a trainer with the International Institute for Restorative Practices (IIRP/ https://www.iirp.edu/ ). He worked with many school boards in Ontario who were early adopters of the model and were engaged in system-wide implementation.

He deepened his understanding of Restorative Practices by completing his Master’s in Restorative Practices at IIRP, the only graduate school dedicated to Restorative Practices, and through studies at the Canadian School of Peacebuilding/CMU in Peacemaking Circles (http://csop.cmu.ca/ ).

He set up his own training organization 4 years ago (Just Us: A Centre for Restorative Practices). Throughout he has adapted the model to address the realities of youth work while challenging conventional thinking in the model. He incorporates our growing understanding and need to utilize a neuro-developmental perspective as well as to be trauma-informed. He encourages creative practices such as art, spoken word and music to facilitate the development of youth voice. He uses restorative practices as a foundation for knowledge mobilization, program transformation and systems change.

He is also working with York University’s, Dept. of Social Work, YouthRex (http://youthrex.com/ ) knowledge mobilization initiative as a lecturer and workshop presenter.

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