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PRACTICE

Our staff and volunteers work hard to provide you with a plethora of opportunities to experience Restorative Practices. Whether you're brand new to this whole "Restorative" thing, went to a training and want to continue skill-building, or are an experienced practitioner looking to get connected to a community of other practitioners, you are welcome! Remember, this is Restorative Practice, not Restorative Perfect! We're all practicing and building our Restorative muscles here.

Thursday Practice

Therapy Session

We host weekly practice opportunities at ECRJC. Our goal is that a Restorative Response becomes the instinctual response, not the punitive responses that permeate our society today. To do that, we need to practice!

First Thursday: Community Circle

Board chair Amy Vossen Vukelic and Volunteer Erricka Willard co-facilitate a community building circle on the first Thursday of the month. They try to announce the topic the week of, so get on our email list or check out our social media or "Happening now" page on our website to stay updated. This is a great opportunity to meet new people and process our daily lives or current events in a restorative, supportive environment. 

Time: 5:30-7pm

Location: 567 Hertel Ave

Second Thursday: Community Circle

Community and relationship building are the heart of Restorative Practices, so School Specialist Debbie Mulhern hosts another community building building circle on the second Thursday of the month. 

Time: 5:30-7pm

Location: 567 Hertel Ave

Third Thursday: Youth Circle

The third Thursday of the month is all about youth. Youth Coordinator Charis Humphrey chooses topics that are all youth focused. All are welcome to attend!

Time: 5:30-7pm

Location: 567 Hertel Ave

Fourth Thursday: Conferencing Roleplay

Program and Case Coordinator Lindsay Acker runs a Restorative Conference Role Play on the fourth Thursday of the month. Come practice faciitating a Restorative Conference (or help by putting your acting hat on and playing the role of a participant!). Please register in advance so Lindsay can pick a scenario that fits the group size.

Time: 5:30-7pm

Location: Zoom

Fifth Thursday: Practitioner Meet Up

On the months where we are lucky enough to have five Thursdays, join us for a practitioner meet up! We'll meet in person (Covid permitting) to catch up, update each other on our Restorative endeavors, problem solve our road blocks, and generally have a good time. 

Time: 5:30-7pm

Location: 567 Hertel Ave

Additional Practice Opportunities

Can't make Thursday's work? We often have other practice opportunities on other days of the week! Keep an eye on this section for information about circle writing workshops, educator support circles, and other practice opportunities coming up. 

Coming Soon: Educator Support Circles

Starting in August, School Specialist Debbie Mulhern will host a monthly circle for educators. The first circle will be a proactive circle preparing for the new school year on Saturday, August 27th. For the rest of the 2022-2023 school year, Join her on the second Saturday of the month to debrief your week and build relationships with other Restorative educators in the area! 

Time: 9-10:30am

Location: Zoom

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Practice Calendar