RP 201: From ACEs to PACEs -Building Restorative Relationships

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Length: 6 Hours
Recommended Pre-Requisite: RP 101

“Restorative practices, at their best, are part of a school culture that prioritizes culturally sustaining pedagogy and authentic relationship building — connections that allow for trust, openness and inclusive spaces.”

Cory Collins, 2021

Many students come to school disconnected, lonely, isolated, and/or burdened by the effects of trauma and loss affecting their health, learning, and behavior. Although humans are hardwired with the desire to connect and thrive on healthy relationships, developing healthy relationships in our schools are often skipped.

RP 201 is a six-hour seminar that begins with research and applications on loneliness, isolation, disconnected students, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) outcomes and their impact on learning, and the more recent research (2019) on Positive Childhood Experiences {PACEs) from Johns Hopkins.

This foundation is connected to building restorative relationships. Restorative Practices principles focus on intentional actions meant to emphasize the importance of building trusting relationships, improving existing relationships, and repairing relationships when harm has occurred. We’ll explore the importance of student-teacher relationships and how to create relationships with students. Many practical activities are woven into the content. To accommodate different strategies for elementary and secondary, some of the training will offer content simultaneously for elementary and secondary participants. Recommended pre-requisite RP 101: Introduction to Restorative Practices. Register with MCS PD.

  • Are you relieved when certain students are absent?
  • Do you have students who “push your buttons”?
  • Do you find yourself butting heads with the same students day-after-day?

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