RESTORATIVE JUSTICE & Practices

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Due to the racial and civil unrest of George Floyd as well as other prolific racial crimes, Minnesota has become the birthplace of a revolution sparking the need to have courageous conversation about the traumas that we have experienced as a community. DRC offers tools and interventions that allow community to safely navigate difficult dialogue regarding injustices and the damaging aftermath created by these challenging situations.

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Restorative Trainings

We believe that to heal forward from life's traumas, sharing your personal story to help others who have been misrepresented or undervalued helps bridge the gap towards a more unified, collective healing effort to repair harm. Our trainings help ALL types of people from various lifestyles transform relationships in real time! DRC advocates for highly skilled and proficient professionals to be trained in restorative practices to continually repair harm in response to various behaviors and conflicts that impede daily performance and relationships. Restorative work within corporate, educational, non-profit, family, or community settings is focused on learning and implementing the restorative circle process and improving communication skills for disputes. Inquire today on how your organization can become certified in restorative practices!

Restorative Tips

tip 1. Respect yourself and others. Understand that everyone has different beliefs and cultural differences.

tip 2.  Stay engaged in the conversation, and ask for clarity when needed.

tip 3.  Demonstrate active and assertive listening, This is a time where silence can make a profound impact. No judgment or biased thinking.

tip 4.   Speak your truth. Your story matters and your voice speaks volumes! When in conflict, try to approach your words with love and respect.

tip 5.  Honor confidentiality. Unless someone is going to harm themselves and/or others, it is important that what is shared remains private.

tip 6.  Build Relationship. Repairing harm is about understanding one's morals and values first, then focusing on the conflict.

tip 7. Embrace being vulnerable. Trust takes time. Allow yourself to be transparent and authentic!

tip 8.  Demonstrate empathy and compassion.

purposes of

restorative trainings

  • Promotes individual and relational healing

  • Empowers all parties

  • Provides effective tools for improving communication styles to repair harm

  • Cost effective

  • Engages communities

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Restorative TraininGs 2022

Community

Mediation

Training 101

  • ETHOS Circle Training Duration: 4 Hours

  • Navigating Difficult Conversations Duration: 2 Hours

  • Restorative Communication for Navigating Conflict Duration: 1-2 Hours

  • Restorative Chats for Daily Communication/Relations Duration: 1-2 Hours

  • Healing Forward: Tools for Trauma Duration: 1-2 Hours 

          *subject to change, inquire within for training fees/prices

To schedule or learn more about a restorative training or workshop, email roslyn@drc-mn.org for more info!