SCRJI had the privilege last week of hosting our first in-person training event since our launch nearly one year ago during the midst of a pandemic.
The two-day workshop, held on June 21-22 at the University of South Carolina School of Law, was organized in partnership with EveryBlackGirl, Inc. for the purpose of developing local interest and skill-building in the use of restorative practices in schools. With a specific focus on working with youth in educational settings, the event was attended by a dynamic group of Midlands-area educators, students, parents, and others who regularly work with youth. The workshop was led by experienced restorative practitioners Heather Sattler and Dorian Tellis, who bring with them robust experience facilitating restorative circles in schools.
Workshop participants learned the fundamentals of facilitating a repair harm circle, experienced circle as participants, practiced facilitating circles, and discussed the purpose, benefits, and limitations of implementing restorative practices in schools.
SCRJI looks forward to continuing our work with EveryBlackGirl, Inc., Heather, and Dorian over the next year to continue sharing restorative practice skills and supporting the thoughtful and deliberate development of restorative practice in schools.