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Restorative De-escalation: A Trauma-Informed Approach to Conflict - Part I & II (Jun 14 & Jun 17)

STARS Credits: 4

In this workshop we will explore healing-centered approaches to conflict that are rooted in restorative and transformative justice. We will work to undo domination-based binaries of right/wrong, good kids/bad kids, and victim/perpetrator as we disentangle practices of accountability from those of punishment. With a grounding in neuroscience, we will share techniques for fostering de-escalation, while deepening our understandings of the root causes of challenging behaviors. We will practice shifting from reactive responses, often rooted in our own histories of trauma, oppression, and privilege, to centered responses that make room for the unique experiences and needs of the youth in front of us.

In this workshop, participants will:

  • Unlearn punitive mindsets and actions that recreate cycles of violence and oppression and build skills in trauma-informed approaches to conflict and accountability.
  • Increase understanding of the needs beneath challenging behavior and how to shift reactions of judgment and blame towards empathic and strengths-based responses.
  • Explore how to embody a centered and centering presence that can hold boundaries and de-escalate difficult situations.

If registration is closed, please email us at training@schoolsoutwashington.org to be added to the waitlist. 

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