The program will include an opening and closing plenary session and a variety of 50-minute and 100-minute breakout sessions throughout the three days of the conference, focusing on fostering restorative communities, organizations and systems. Featured panels will explore the theme of “Leading & Sustaining Change” as it relates to education, criminal justice and youth justice, indigenous communities and workplaces.
A Dynamic Blended Family: When Restorative Practice Marries Family Therapy Jennifer Bowen, MDiv, RMFT, RP, Anne Martin, Ph.D.
“A Way of Being”: Restorative Practices in a Northern Canadian School Jenny Reid, MEd, Monica Kreft
An Evidence-Based, Indigenous Model of Restorative Practice Dr. Patti LaBoucane-Benson
Becoming a Restorative Community: The Journey of ChildStrive Mary Cline-Stively, MA, Rebecca Mauldin, MPA
Brighter Futures: A Vision for a Restorative Learning Community in Dublin, Ireland Emma Wheatley, Karen Mooney
Bringing Ontario’s Equity and Inclusion Education Strategy to Life Laura Di Ianni, M.Ed., Mike O’Neill
Building a Restorative State Celia Bernardes, Violeta Daou, Marta Marioni
Building a Restorative Toolkit: One Technique at a Time Sue Jamback, Tyler Radtke
Change the Conversation, Change the Culture Lee Rush
Circling Closer to Ourselves: Mindfulness and Self-Directed Neuroplasticity in Restorative Practices Jeff Catania
Creating a Restorative School: Problems of Practice Miriam Zachariah, Wilma Verhagen
“Cultivating Community” Restorative Practice School Projects: Measuring Our Impact Danielle Hunter, Jim Reilly
Dynamic CBO/School District Partnerships: Effective Collaboration Transforming Schools to Restorative Communities Lucille Rivin, Matthew Guldin
Education as a Community of Care: Walking the Restorative Talk to Build Inclusion Kelly Krug, Sayema Chowdhury
Exclusive Scene Previews and Discussion of Feature Documentary CIRCLES Cassidy Friedman, Eric Butler
Expanding the Nova Scotia Restorative Justice Program: Successes and Challenges with Adult Restorative Justice Kelly Adamson, MA, CVA, Selena Guildford
Exploring School-Based Data Systems and Methods to Document Implementation and Effectiveness of Restorative Practices Lance C. Smith, PhD, Bernice R. Garnett, S.c.D.
FaithCARE – 10 Years In: What We’ve Learned, Challenges We’ve Faced Mark Vander Vennen, MA, M.Ed, R.S.W., Stan Baker
Family Group Conference for Child Welfare and Juvenile Delinquency: A UK Perspective Shahed Chowdhury, Ph.D.
Finding New Pathways Toward Reconciliation Through Indigenous Restorative Justice Processes Donald Nicholls, Losty Mamianskum
Finding the Right Language When Implementing Restorative Practices at STEM Institutions Carrie Wicks, M.Ed.
From a Native Indigenous Perspective: Rebuilding a Community of Men through Traditional Restorative Circles Macedonio Arteaga
From Victim and Murderer to Allies and Friends Changing the Justice System Margot Van Sluytman, MA, CSJA, Glen Flett
Healing a People: How Restorative Practices Can Help Repair the Harm of the Past Lynne A. Winfield, BA, FCIS, Cordell W. Riley, BSc, MSc, Hashim Estwick
How Restorative Practice Maintains Family Ties Muhammed Hillo
IIRP Canada’s Journey with the Whole School Approach to Restorative Practices in Four KPRDSB Schools Lisa White, Mary Ellen French, Joe Tompkins
Institutional Change for Developing Compassion Integrity Dave Trejo
Leading and Sustaining Change in an Urban School District through the Implementation of Restorative Practices Barry O. Brinkley, MA, Brooksie B. Sturdivant, Ed.S., Effie McMillian, MSA, NBCT
Leading and Sustaining Restorative Practices in Schools: The Journey of Administrators and Teachers in Toronto Christina Parker, Ph.D., Judith Kramer, BA, BEd, MEd, Fiona Brougham, BA, MT
Make Your Faculty Meetings More Engaging and Effective Daniel Hacking, Ed.D.
More Than a Shame: Knowledge Mobilization and Theories of Change Rick Kelly, M.S. (IIRP), B.A., C.C.W., CYC (Cert.)
Motivational Interviewing: A Restorative Practice Approach for Guiding and Sustaining Change Richard Rutschman, Ed.D.
No One Listens to Me!: Restorative Parenting Giving Voice to Children and Parents Angela Isenberg, BS, BCE, Albert Felts, MA, BCE
Nurturing Wisdom, Courage and the Heart for Change Alice G. Thompson
Organizational Structure for Improving School Culture: Doing Whatever It Takes to Build a Strong Foundation Shanell George, M.S. Ed., Janique Cambridge, M.Ed.
Panel – Connecting Restorative Practices With Key Education Goals Joe Tompkins, Bruce Schenk, Ruth Bell, Kelly Krug, Stijn Deprez, Sayema Chowdhury
Panel – Indigenous Communities Engaging in Restorative Action to Promote Reconciliation Gayle Desmeules, Dr. Patti LaBoucane-Benson, Donald Nicholls, Losty Mamianskum, Bryan Trottier
Panel – Leading Change Through Restorative Justice Approaches Howard Sapers, Kelly Adamson, MA, CVA, Selena Guildford, Tim Chapman, Bruce Schenk
Panel – Taking Restorative Practice into the Workplace: Learnings and Challenges Mark Vander Vennen, MA, M.Ed, R.S.W., Anne Martin, Ph.D., Terry O’Connell, Scott Milner, Leslie H. Macleod B.A., LL.B., LL.M. (ADR)
Part of the Community, not Apart from It: Sustaining Restorative Justice in Northern Ireland’s Prisons David Eagleson
Peacemakers: Peers Helping Peers to Solve Schoolyard Conflicts Stephen Young
Post-Charge Victim Offender Mediation: A Voice for Victims and Communities Travis Blaine, Michelle Funk, M.A.
Project Blueprint: Increasing Police Referrals to Community-Based Restorative Justice Programs Jordan Diplock, Corporal Darren Munroe
Proven and Practical Self-Care Strategies for Restorative Practitioners Chevonna Gaylor, MA, LMFT
Realizing the Potential for Restorative Communities in Rural Northwest Alberta China Sieger
Refugee Displacements and the Impact on Community Life Alia Sheety, Ph.D., Frida Rundell, Ph.D.
Reorienting Organizations: New Management Ideas Supported by Restorative Practices Stijn Deprez
Restorative Circles: Implementation, Building Community and Practicing Mindfulness Amanda Ramkarran, M.Ed., Amanda Cannon, M.Ed.
Restorative Justice as a Response to Workplace Harm Stan Winford, Rob Hulls
Restorative Practices in an Indigenous Community Gwen Morrissette, Joey Daniels
Restorative Practices in the Brazilian Juvenile Justice Scenario: Beyond the Common Sense about Violence Isabel Maria Sampaio Oliveira Lima, Núbia Oliveira Alves Sacramento
Restorative Practices: The Process Works! Jon McGill
Restoring “Explosive” Students: Strategies for Students with Chronically Challenging Behaviors Stephen Shepherd Jr. , M.A. , Ed.S., Shawna Griffin, M.S. Ed.S.
Restoring the Urban Gang Member: “Keeping the Brain and Body in Mind” Carlos Alvarez, M.A.
RocRestorative: Rochester City School District’s Restorative Journey Ruth B. Turner, LCSW, Jessica Nordquist, LCSW
Social Justice Dialogues in College Residence Halls: Building Relationships and Addressing Impact Magdalena Gracia, Alex Boesch, Rafael A. Rodriguez
Some Challenges in Sustaining Restorative Justice in the Criminal Justice System: Lessons from Northern Ireland Tim Chapman
Stepping into Families™: Using Restorative Practices to Empower Kinship Caregivers and Transform Child Welfare Systems Tara Skibiel, MSW, LCSW, LeVellé Alexander, B.S.
Sustainable Culture Development: A Lesson in Student Empowerment and Achievement in Los Angeles Public Schools Michael Hoover, M.Ed., Stephanie Kozofsky, M.Ed.
Sustainable Leadership in Restorative Practices: Making the Changes Stick Leonard Cheong, Noorzura Amir Noordin
Sustainable Leadership through Identity Exploration: Intersections of Privilege and Marginalization Lauren Mascari, MS, LPC-IT
Sustaining Resorative Practices in Higher Education through Residential Curricula Lauren Teresa Mauriello, Kaleigh Mrowka
System-Wide Change: Building Strategy Networks to Grow Restorative Practices in a School Board Region Scott Milner
Systems Change in Urban Schools: Restorative Justice and Social-Emotional Learning Julija Zubac, M.A.Ed., Tanya Franklin, J.D.
Teaching Restorative Practices: Developing and Delivering a Restorative Practices Curriculum in Milwaukee Public Schools Andrew deLutio
The Critical Role of Youth in Building Restorative Cultures in Schools Caroline Gosling (Missal)
The Syrian Elementary Peacemaking Team: A Collaborative Approach to Integrating Our Newcomers and their Peers Keri Posno, Lynda Gonneau-Bain
The Times They Are A Changin’: Restorative Practice and the Workplace Anne Martin, Ph.D., Bill Bickle
The Together Team: A Multi-agency Approach to Restoring and Enabling Communities Kristy Blackwell, Inspector Andrew Pritchard
This Is How We Do It: Students Living and Teaching Restorative Practices Lisa Michelle Skoglund, Bryona Hamilton, Julianna “J” Luce, Alan Renova
Tools and Successful Practices for Restorative Schools – from Those Who Use Them! Stephen Young, Saundra Reynolds, Shelley Steele, Peggy Hargrave, Stan Baker
Transforming Corrections in Ontario Howard Sapers
Using Restorative Practices to Bridge America’s Growing Urban/Rural Divide Chris DeRemer, Ani Vazquez, Jabari Lottie
Using Restorative Practices to Fix Democracy Ted Wachtel
We Can Save Our Boys of Color: Restorative Practices as a Key Element Dr. Malik Muhammad
We Didn’t Think Restorative Practice Would Work in Our School: Now We Have the Evidence! Lou Single
We Wear the Mask: Can Restorative Practices Realistically Help Marginalized Communities Heal from Systemic Oppression? Lori Harris, MRPYC
Whose Religion Matters? Exploring Emotional and Cognitive Responses to Boosting an Interfaith Restorative Community Alia Sheety, Ph.D., Lisa Ratmansky, M.A., Rasheeda Ahmad, Ed.D.
Why Restorative Practices Work In Any Context: The Importance of Explicit Practice Terry O’Connell
Widening the Lens: Sustaining Restorative Practices in Elementary Schools by Making Connections Cathy Hird, MSW, B.Ed.
Within Our Reach: Changing the Child Welfare System from the Inside Out Shandara Gill, MSW/ASW, Patterson Emesibe