RESTORATIVE RESOLUTION SERVICES



Training in Collaborative Dispute Resolution

Diversity acceptance and building capacity to resolve conflicts focused on strengthening relationships, rather than causing deeper rifts or factions offer a powerful mechanism to create stronger more connected communities.  Training is designed to support community's in their effort to advance the process of reconciliation and self-determination by building social capital: levels of trust, communication and conflict resolution skills to create shared values that bind people together making collaborative action possible.   

Engaging in True Dialogue

Being a Peacemaker

Conflict is everywhere, it can be helpful and constructive, or destructive and harmful.  When we understand conflict, its value, and increase our ability to communicate effectively, we become much better at managing relationships in our personal and professional lives.  Participants will explore the meaning of being a peacemaker in the context of your setting and further develop your interpersonal skills so you can approach conflict with confidence. 

Family Group Conferencing "A Sacred Circle"

A collaborative dispute resolution process that empowers families to make decisions regarding the safety and well-being of a child, youth, or adult needing support.  


This traces back to traditional Indigenous practices, in which the care and decision making for children and vulnerable persons is considered the natural responsibility of the extended family and the community as a whole.  


If family is the basic unit of society, we should do everything to preserve it.


By having family and extended family come together, we can find creative solutions.


      DIFFERENT APPLICATIONS
  • Reintegration of a youth-student-adult returning to their family-school-community.
  • Addressing student absenteeism or learning engagement issues.
  • Safety and support planning for individuals experiencing domestic violence.
  • Successfully transition a youth into adult independence.
  • Developing a family reunification, preservation or permanency plan for a child in care.
  • To promote healing, reconciliation, and recovery from the experience of colonization. 

Facilitating Restorative Justice Interventions

A facilitator's role is to empower others to take the lead, when they say "we did it ourselves" signals this accomplishment.

Restorative Justice is a philosophy that views crime, conflict, and wrongdoing principally as harm done to people and relationships. It offers a non-adversarial, non-retributive approach to justice that focuses on meaningful accountability and reparation of harm to create healthier, safer communities.  

  • Useful in dealing with less serious youth or adult criminal offenses, and in a non-criminal context, to address misconduct or non-compliant behavior.  

Participants will...

  • Become familiar with restorative principles and explore how this fits within the culture of your agency/community/nation e.g. Wahkohtowin in Cree, or Otipemisiwak  for Métis, “those that rule themselves.”
  • Learn how to prepare parties, and facilitate a restorative meeting.  
  • Experience role-plays applicable to case scenarios in your setting.
  • Enhance your facilitation skills to ensure participants feel safe, respected, and empowered from the experience. 

Training Events offered stand-alone or in 2-4 day segments over 3 months.  

Customized online training is provided upon request. 

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