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Wed, Nov 29


The Worklery

Restorative Practices for Caregivers: A mini course

This lively and interactive four-session workshop focuses on how to use Restorative Practices to create a calmer home environment for all family members. Attendees will develop strategies for relationship-building, establishing family norms, and using restorative language when responding to conflict

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Restorative Practices for Caregivers: A mini course
Restorative Practices for Caregivers: A mini course

Time & Location

Nov 29, 2023, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

The Worklery, 441 Main St Third Floor, Melrose, MA 02176, USA

About the event

Restorative approaches provide us with practical ways to give the young people in our lives, and ourselves, a chance to be heard, and to be treated with fairness and respect.

Conflict is an inevitable—and sometimes even productive!—reality of human interactions, particularly at the onset of adolescence. Restorative Practices help adults and their tweens/teens alike face conflict head-on and work together to find solutions to problems, leading to improved communication, healthier relationships, and more resilient families.

Participants in this workshop will come away with:

  • An understanding of what is means to have a restorative mindset
  • An understanding of restorative language and how to use it with your adolescent
  • Proactive practices that help your child build skills and strategies for managing strong emotions and communicating their wants and needs effectively
  • Techniques around executive functions to set your middle schooler up for success
  • Practical knowledge that centers curiosity rather than shame and blame to address concerns with your child
  • A mindset that reframes mistakes as opportunities for social-emotional learning (SEL) and growth for your middle schooler
  • Strategies for engaging with young adolescents in problem-solving, an essential life skill
  • A community of like-minded adults to support and encourage each other

Research has shown that the Restorative Practices approach led to a 43% reduction in overall disputes in homes, schools and families. The same research found that 87% of those who took part in Restorative Practices training reported being better able to deal with conflict in general.

Learn to be the calm your middle schooler needs as they deal with the strong emotions and new challenges they face in adolescence.

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