3 DAY Restorative Practice Practitioner Skills course
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This a 3 day multi-agency practitioner course for all those working with children, young people and families. Delegates must attend ALL 3 days.
Restorative practice is a term used to describe behaviours, interactions and approaches which help to build and maintain positive, healthy relationships, resolve difficulties and reapair harm where there has been conflict. When we work with and alongside people, there is strong evidence to say that outcomes for children and their families are improved.
This 3 day course is suitable for those practitioners who want to develop an indepth knowledge of Restorative Practice, including facilitating restorative conversations and restorative meetings. The course content has a large component of skills practice enabling participants to practice using restorative skills and exploring how this links to their own context. Learning resources / tools will be provided to all participants.
The aim of the course is to promote a system wide approach to supporting children, young people and their families by participants developing a better understanding of the relationship between Restorative Practice and improving children and young people's mental health outcomes (as summarised in Future in Mind).
The training will be delivered by Thames Valley Restorative Justice Service (TVRJS) who are very experienced trainers and have a wealth of knowledge and experience in relation to delivering Restorative Practice in a wide range of settings.
Participants who complete this course will be provided with support to help embed their learning and consolidate practice skills and techniques through the provision of specialist suport and mentoring from the Community of Support and Practice (The Mint House). Participants can continue to develop expertise as a practice champion within their service and / or become a Train the Trainer.
- To understand and adhere to the principles and values of restorative practice
- To understand how restorative practice differs from other forms of conflict resolution
- To understand the processes involved in holding a restorative conversation, including the 5 restorative themes
- When to use restorative practices, including benefits and limitations
- How restorative practices can be used to improve the emotional literacy and mental health of young people
- Gain understanding of the vision, preventative strategies, risk and resilience that the 'Future in Mind' document strives for to support children and young people
- To enable attendees to deliver informal and formal Restorative Practice meetings, including how to engage participants, risk assessments, how to organise and structure a Restorative Practice Meeting, how to ensure support for participants, outcome agreements and follow upprocedures
- To use National Occupational Standards to assess competency