Several of our titles have been translated into Spanish and Portuguese and are available as eBooks. Hard copies of books are presented to everyone who participates in a professional development event. For special orders of 50 copies or more, please contact us.
The Restorative Practices Handbook for Teachers, Disciplinarians and Administrators by Bob Costello, Joshua Wachtel and Ted Wachtel is a practical guide for educators interested in implementing restorative practices, an approach that proactively builds positive school communities while dramatically reducing discipline referrals, suspensions and expulsions. The handbook discusses the spectrum of restorative techniques, offers implementation guidelines, explains how and why the processes work, and relates real-world stories of restorative practices in action.
Restorative Circles in Schools: Building Community and Enhancing Learning by Bob Costello, Joshua Wachtel & Ted Wachtel is a practical guide to the use of circles in schools and other settings, as well as an in-depth exploration of circle processes. The book includes numerous stories about the way circles have been used in many diverse situations, discussion on the use of proactive, responsive and staff circles, and an overview of restorative practices, with particular emphasis on its relationship to circle processes.
Restorative Justice Conferencing: Real Justice & The Conferencing Handbook by Ted Wachtel, Terry O’Connell, Ben Wachtel is two books in one volume that combines (1) the official training manual that provides a step-by-step guide to setting up and conducting conferences and (2) actual conference stories to show how conferencing works and how it can change the way our society responds to wrongdoing in schools, criminal justice, the workplace and elsewhere.
Family Power: Engaging and Collaborating with Families by Elizabeth Smull, Joshua Wachtel & Ted Wachtel offers practical guidance for engaging and collaborating with families, illustrated by anecdotes gathered from professionals in a range of settings around the world. The authors connect Family Group Conferencing / Family Group Decision Making (FGC/FGDM) with the broader field of restorative practices, which holds that “people are happier, more cooperative and productive, and more likely to make positive changes when those in positions of authority do things with them, rather than to them or for them.”