School Safety

Restorative Justice / Discipline



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Research

Mirsky, Laura "New Research Shows that Social and Emotional Learning Improves Academic Achievement"

McCold, Paul "Making Sense of Restorative Practices Research"


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Resources

Curriculum/Skills trainings

SaferSanerSchools- An IIRP program specific to implementing Restorative Practices in schools.

Aggression Replacement Training (ART) - Ages 12-17. Aggression Replacement Training® (ART®) is a multimodal psychoeducational intervention designed to alter the behavior of chronically aggressive adolescents and young children. The goal of ART® is to improve social skill competence, anger control, and moral reasoning. The program incorporates three specific interventions: skill-streaming, anger-control training, and training in moral reasoning. For more information about ART® as delivered through the Alaska Division of Juvenile Justice contact Rob Seward or Chris Agloinga.

Ripple Effects develops, supports and continually tests an integrated set of technology-oriented products to reduce injury, increase academic success, and strengthen pro-social behavior among children and the adults who work with them. Ripple Effects For Kids; Ripple Effects for Teens; Ripple Effects for Staff


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Books/Videos

Amstutz, Lorraine, & Mullet, Judy. (2006) The Little Book of Restorative Discipline for Schools. Pennsylvania, Good Books

Zehr, Howard. (2002) The Little Book of Restorative Justice. Pennsylvania, Good Books

"The Worst School I've Ever Been To" - follows the stories of three students at a Community Service Foundation/Buxmont Academy school/day treatment program for troubled youth in southeastern Pennsylvania.

"Four School Conferences: A composite View" - DVD depicting restorative conferences in use at alternative schools and follow-up interviews with their participants.

"Beyond Zero Tolerance: Restorative Practices in Schools" - A 25 minute video that documents the implementation of restorative practices in several schools in the U.S.A., the Netherlands, and Hull, England.

"Roundtable Discussions #1 and #2: Restorative Strategies for Schools" - Four expert practitioners of restorative practices discuss how to address a range of disciplinary and behavioral issues in schools.


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Websites of Interest

Association of Alaska School Boards

CASEL Resources

University of Alaska Anchorage - Restorative Justice

Alaska Directory of Dispute Resolution - UAA

National Association of Youth Courts

United Youth Courts of Alaska


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Examples/Samples/Guidelines

SEL (employability) Standards/Benchmarks


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Professional Development / Trainings

Trainings

Robert Seward is a trainer in Restorative Justice, Aggression Replacement Training and other topics. Robert is based out of Juneau, please feel free to contact Robert for more information.

Introduction to Restorative Justice - The Division of Juvenile Justice has trainers available in Introduction to Restorative Justice. Contact the Training Specialist in DJJ State Office. Contact information at available at http://www.hss.state.ak.us/djj/.


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Parental Involvement

Parent Education - Developing Capable People Program


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Contact Information

For further information regarding the areas referenced in this document, please contact:

Todd Brocious, Education Specialist
Telephone: (907) 465-2887


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