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Getting Started with Restorative Practices Course
A Childhood Development Initiative Programme
Cork Education Support Centre
Suitable for Primary & Post-Primary teachers and SNAs.
What are Restorative Practices?
The Childhood Development Initiative (CDI) has been implementing a Restorative Practices (RP) Programme since 2010. RP is both a way of being and a set of skills for building strong relationships and resolving conflict in a simple and emotionally healthy manner. Restorative practices help us develop and sustain strong and happy families, workplaces and communities by:
When you are using RP you are intentionally choosing to connect with people and actively promoting UNDERSTANDING and EMPATHY between people. You have HIGH EXPECTATIONS of yourself and others and try to provide SUPPORT to yourself and others to meet those expectations. And you try to do things WITH others in a FAIR and RESPECTFUL way.
When you use RP to do these things consistently, you have better relationships and less conflict with the people around you. When things go wrong, restorative practices also give you a proven method for resolving conflicts and repairing relationship that have been harmed by wrongdoing.
Become competent to begin using RP after this training. At a later stage gain the skills to become an RP facilitator after further training. RP builds on skills that everyone has and provides a simple framework for using those skills more consistently and, consequently, more effectively.
Teachers who have done CDI’s RP training and are using restorative practices as a way of working report that their work is easier, more enjoyable and more effective; they report better relationships with their pupils and their parents and colleagues; they report increased confidence and competence in conflict resolution and disciplinary issues.
What Does RP Training Involve?
CDI offer three levels of RP training as follows:
(time includes one half hour break each day)
Course fee: €60 (covers the cost of both days)
Certificate will be issued from the CDI on completion of the 8 hour course. This course will qualify you for the following courses outlined below.
Other courses in Restorative Practice include:
|Category||Primary and Post-Primary|
|Date||Saturday 06 April 2019 - Saturday 13 April 2019|
|Time||9.30am to 2pm|
|Presenters||Anne Marie Moylan|
|Venue||Northridge House, Blackrock, Cork|
|Places||8 places remaining|
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