Restorative practices build community, enhance relationships and provide a means to resolve conflicts when they arise. IIRP Latin America works directly with schools that want to teach administrators, teachers and staff to implement restorative practices.
Our network of instructors in the region have been engaged in schools in a variety of ways:
- We have trained the entire staff of the Blue Valley School in the greater San José area, Costa Rica, in restorative practices as a method for building a restorative school community.
- El Salvador’s Department of Education supports the implementation of circles as a way of strengthening bonds between teachers and administrators, with training provided by local NGO Fe y Allegria.
- Restorative practices are being used as a technique for preventing bullying and for engaging offenders, victims and community members using circles and restorative conferences to address bullying when it is identified.
- We have trained principals and student leaders in Lima, Peru, through a school program organized and supported by the office of the Attorney General that aims at conflict prevention and resolution.
- High risk schools in Panama City engage NGO Fundación Ameneceres to implement an innovative program combining restorative circles with theater activities to connect with hard-to-reach students.
To learn more about restorative practices in schools, email us today.