This is Umoja’s foundational series in Restorative Justice, laying the essential groundwork for the self-awareness and skills required of a restorative practitioner. Participants engage in experiential activities in which they explore mindsets and cultivate self-awareness about relationships, community, and conflict. Building on this foundation, participants will learn proactive and responsive restorative practices to prevent and address harm, specifically community building circles and restorative conversations.
-Foundations of Restorative Justice: Connecting Philosophy to Self & Practice
-Creating Intentional Community: Community Building Circles & Practices
-Check Yourself: Cultivating Self-Aware Restorative Practitioners
-Discovering Root Cause: Restorative Conversations that Encourage Reflection, Accountability, & Repair
• Define the qualities of a Restorative Justice mindset and explore the dynamics of harm and repair in community relationships.
• Cultivate social and emotional awareness around social identity, empathetic listening, and personal internal reactions to challenging situations.
• Plan a community building circle as a proactive restorative practice using core circle principles.
• Apply self-understanding and restorative questioning strategies to engage in restorative conversations as a responsive restorative practice.