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Support Circle Keeping
July 28, 2021at10:00 am - 12:00 pm
RJ and Student Behavior Institute:
Support circles are a structured process for engaging students who are struggling, have complex needs, or are returning to the school community after a long absence. Support circles bring together the student, family members, relevant school staff, social service providers, and others to provide a web of support for the student. Support circles are used to build relationships, identify needs, map resources, make a plan, check-in with each other, share accountability, and celebrate successes in the student’s transition to stability. Participants will learn how to prepare and provide follow- up, and understand the structure and skills needed to implement an effective Support Circle. This workshop is designed for intermediate or advanced Restorative Justice practitioners who have an understanding of restorative justice philosophy and experience as a circle keeper.