The Restorative Approaches Collaborative held its second training on December 6th. More than 80 school/SU/SD team members gathered to dive deeper into their work around embedding Restorative Approaches in their schools/SU/SDs.
Participants in each cohort reported out on their work since the October gathering and spent time exploring the P.A.I.R. model (see article on pg. 2 here). Teams also learned from Jon Kidde about implementation science, considered what stage of implementation they are in, and discussed what it would take to move to the next stage. Lindsey Halman and youth from U32 led teams through content and activities to learn about the importance of youth engagement in this (and all!) work. Lastly, participants finished the afternoon in team time to continue action planning.
Again, it was a great day with lots of learning, networking, and productive team time. Here are a few quotes from the feedback:
“A variety of different activities and techniques were used and the information was delivered in a clear, organized manner.”
“I think the most helpful parts were the opportunities to hear from other schools about how they’re implementing RP in their schools and then hearing from facilitators to follow up with additional information based on our conversations.”
“I LOVED having time to meet with the entire district. Great opportunity to connect and make plans together to move forward. A chance to laugh and create. I thought the students were outstanding.”
“Thank you for facilitating the day. At times this feels overwhelming, AND it feels invigorating and hopeful.”
If you’d like to explore the resources from the training, they are available at https://vtrac.org/rac/.