Positive Behavioral Strategies: Restorative Practices

Event Date: 
March 10, 2016 - 03:00pm to 04:30pm EST

The field of restorative practices has significant implications for all aspects of society — from families, classrooms, schools and prisons to workplaces, associations, governments, even whole nations. The use of restorative practices has been shown to reliably reduce misbehavior, bullying, violence and crime among students and improve the overall climate for learning.

In this Online Learning Event, grantees will:

  • explore the fundamental principles, philosophy, theories, and models of restorative practices;
  • gain an understanding of the intersection and use of restorative practices in cases of grief and trauma;
  • data collection and evaluation of restorative practices; and
  • advance their understanding on the importance of including restorative practices into the framework for positive behavioral supports in schools.

This online learning event is part of a range of training support the National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments (NCSSLE), funded by the U.S.. Department of Education Office of Safe and Healthy Students, will provide for Project Prevent and Elementary and Secondary School Counseling grantees through September in response to completed needs assessments. This is the first in the training series of online events dedicated to the topics identified in grantee needs assessment.

About the Speaker

The subject matter expert for the event will be Ms.Stephanie Autumn (AIR Senior Technical Assistance Consultant, NCSSLE) who brings extensive experience in developing, implementing, and evaluating programs in Indian country. A member of the Hopi Tribe, Ms. Autumn has 38 years of local, national, and international AI advocacy and policy work experience, and has presented at various Human Rights forums at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland and in New York. She has worked throughout the country on issues of American Indian adult and juvenile justice, substance abuse prevention, restorative justice, and tribal youth mentoring programs. Ms. Autumn’s expertise includes developing culturally competent strategic planning tools and trainings for American Indian/Alaska Native tribes. She has directed national projects on American Indian juvenile domestic assault, restorative justice, pre-and post-release services for AI offenders, tribal mentoring, and truancy. She recently served as project director for three DOJ-funded programs for tribal youth which provided Training and Technical Assistance to over 135 tribal grantees. Ms. Autumn has provided expertise/testimony for the MN & SD Departments of Corrections with regards to Traumatic Brain Injury and Trauma Informed Care needs/issues with incarcerated American Indian juvenile and adults. For the past fifteen years, Ms. Autumn has provided expertise to the MN Department of Education on disproportionality issues that impact American Indian youth and communities. She is currently working on a project with the Bureau of Indian Affairs and Red Lake Band of Ojibwe to develop a “Healing to Wellness” Center for Red Lake tribal youth and families.

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