The program includes an opening and closing plenary session and a variety of 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.
Breakout Session Schedule
Monday, April 30, 2018
10:20 AM–12:00 PM (100 minutes)
Dynamic CBO/School District Partnerships: Effective Collaboration Transforming Schools to Restorative Communities Lucille Rivin, Matthew Guldin
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.
Panel – Indigenous Communities Engaging in Restorative Action to Promote Reconciliation Gayle Desmeules, Dr. Patti LaBoucane-Benson, Donald Nicholls, Losty Mamianskum, Bryan Trottier, Kirsten Manley-Casimir, Ph.D., Jessica Wolfe
Proven and Practical Self-Care Strategies for Restorative Practitioners Chevonna Gaylor, MA, LMFT
Sustaining Resorative Practices in Higher Education through Residential Curricula Lauren Teresa Mauriello, Kaleigh Mrowka
Tools and Successful Practices for Restorative Schools – from Those Who Use Them! Stephen Young, Saundra Reynolds, Shelley Steele, Peggy Hargrave, Stan Baker
1:10–2:50 PM (100 minutes)
An Evidence-Based, Indigenous Model of Restorative Practice Dr. Patti LaBoucane-Benson
Building a Restorative Toolkit: One Technique at a Time Sue Jamback, Tyler Radtke
Change the Conversation, Change the Culture Lee Rush
Nurturing Wisdom, Courage and the Heart for Change Alice G. Thompson
Panel – Leading Change Through Restorative Justice Approaches Howard Sapers, Kelly Adamson, MA, CVA, Selena Guildford, Tim Chapman, Bruce Schenk, Jordan Diplock, Cpl. Darren Munroe
Sustainable Culture Development: A Lesson in Student Empowerment and Achievement in Los Angeles Public Schools Michael Hoover, M.Ed.
Systems Change in Urban Schools: Restorative Justice and Social-Emotional Learning Julija Zubac, M.A.Ed.
3:10–4:00 PM (50 minutes)
Finding New Pathways Toward Reconciliation Through Indigenous Restorative Justice Processes Donald Nicholls, Losty Mamianskum
Restorative Justice as a Response to Workplace Harm Stan Winford, Rob Hulls
Social Justice Dialogues in College Residence Halls: Building Relationships and Addressing Impact Magdalena Gracia, Alex Boesch, Rafael A. Rodriguez
Teaching Restorative Practices: Developing and Delivering a Restorative Practices Curriculum in Milwaukee Public Schools Andrew deLutio
The Together Team: A Multi-agency Approach to Restoring and Enabling Communities Kristy Blackwell, Inspector Andrew Pritchard
Transforming Corrections in Ontario Howard Sapers
Widening the Lens: Sustaining Restorative Practices in Elementary Schools by Making Connections Cathy Hird, MSW, B.Ed.
4:20–5:10 PM (50 minutes)
“Cultivating Community” Restorative Practice School Projects: Measuring Our Impact Danielle Hunter, Jim Reilly
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
Part of the Community, not Apart from It: Sustaining Restorative Justice in Northern Ireland’s Prisons David Eagleson
Project Blueprint: Increasing Police Referrals to Community-Based Restorative Justice Programs Jordan Diplock, Cpl. Darren Munroe
Reorienting Organizations: New Management Ideas Supported by Restorative Practices Stijn Deprez
This Is How We Do It: Students Living and Teaching Restorative Practices Lisa Michelle Skoglund, Bryona Hamilton, Julianna “J” Luce
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
8:30–10:10 AM (100 minutes)
Circling Closer to Ourselves: Mindfulness and Self-Directed Neuroplasticity in Restorative Practices Jeff Catania
Panel – Connecting Restorative Practices With Key Education Goals Joe Tompkins, Bruce Schenk, Ruth Bell, BA, BPHE, E.Ed.,MHK, Kelly Krug, Stijn Deprez, Sayema Chowdhury
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)
Restoring “Explosive” Students: Strategies for Students with Chronically Challenging Behaviors Stephen Shepherd Jr. , M.A. , Ed.S., Shawna Griffin, M.S. Ed.S.
Some Challenges in Sustaining Restorative Justice in the Criminal Justice System: Lessons from Northern Ireland Tim Chapman
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.
10:30 AM–12:00 PM (90 minutes)
Exclusive Scene Previews and Discussion of Feature Documentary CIRCLES Cassidy Friedman, Eric Butler
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
Refugee Displacements and the Impact on Community Life Alia Sheety, Ph.D., Frida Rundell, Ph.D.
We Can Save Our Boys of Color: Restorative Practices as a Key Element Dr. Malik Muhammad
Worldview Theory and Workplace Indigenization Utilizing Restorative Practices Dr. Trent Keough, Carrie Froehler
1:10–2:00 PM (50 minutes)
“A Way of Being”: Restorative Practices in a Northern Canadian School Jenny Reid, MEd, Monica Kreft
Becoming a Restorative Community: The Journey of ChildStrive Mary Cline-Stively, MA, Rebecca Mauldin, MPA
FaithCARE – 10 Years In: What We’ve Learned, Challenges We’ve Faced Mark Vander Vennen, MA, M.Ed, R.S.W., Stan Baker
From Victim and Murderer to Allies and Friends Changing the Justice System Margot Van Sluytman, MA, CSJA, Glen Flett
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
RocRestorative: Rochester City School District’s Restorative Journey Ruth B. Turner, LCSW, Jessica Nordquist, LCSW
2:20–3:10 PM (50 minutes)
A Dynamic Blended Family: When Restorative Practice Marries Family Therapy Jennifer Bowen, MDiv, RMFT, RP, Anne Martin, Ph.D.
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
Expanding the Nova Scotia Restorative Justice Program: Successes and Challenges with Adult Restorative Justice Kelly Adamson, MA, CVA, Selena Guildford
Post-Charge Victim Offender Mediation: A Voice for Victims and Communities Travis Blaine, Michelle Funk, M.A.
Restorative Practices in an Indigenous Community Gwen Morrissette, Joey Daniels
Restorative Practices: The Process Works! Jon McGill
3:30–5:00 PM (90 minutes)
Creating a Restorative School: Problems of Practice Miriam Zachariah, Wilma Verhagen
Organizational Structure for Improving School Culture: Doing Whatever It Takes to Build a Strong Foundation Shanell George, M.S. Ed., Janique Cambridge, M.Ed.
Sustainable Leadership through Identity Exploration: Intersections of Privilege and Marginalization Lauren Mascari, MS, LPC-IT
The Critical Role of Youth in Building Restorative Cultures in Schools Caroline Gosling (Missal)
Using Restorative Practices to Fix Democracy Ted Wachtel
Why Restorative Practices Work In Any Context: The Importance of Explicit Practice Terry O’Connell
Within Our Reach: Changing the Child Welfare System from the Inside Out Shandara Gill, MSW/ASW, Patterson Emesibe
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
8:30–9:20 AM (50 minutes)
Family Group Conference for Child Welfare and Juvenile Delinquency: A UK Perspective Shahed Chowdhury, Ph.D.
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
No One Listens to Me!: Restorative Parenting Giving Voice to Children and Parents Angela Isenberg, BS, BCE, Albert Felts, MA, BCE
Realizing the Potential for Restorative Communities in Rural Northwest Alberta China Sieger
System-Wide Change: Building Strategy Networks to Grow Restorative Practices in a School Board Region Scott Milner
Using Restorative Practices to Bridge America’s Growing Urban/Rural Divide Chris DeRemer, Ani Vazquez, Jabari Lottie