Understanding Restorative Practice

Learn how to manage behaviour through communication and relationships

"Restorative Practice embodies a way of being which requires consistent proactive responses to working with individuals, families and communities to try to restore a fragmented and disconnected society, through building our relationships and “repairing the harm” (Zehr, 1990).

Restorative practices are not something we do to children - it's a process we work through with them. And while they are designed to build, maintain, and repair relationships and not change behaviour specifically, they do result in changed behaviour patterns (Lott, 2018). Why? Because the focus is on those all important components we are always talking about: rapport and communication!

On this course, you will learn:
  • The History of Restorative Practice (RP)
  • Restorative Practice Vs Restorative Justice
  • What is RP? (And common misconceptions)
  • Understanding challenging behaviour
  • An introduction into using the Restorative Process
  • Key differences between traditional behaviour management approaches and using a restorative approach
  • Why you should consider using a restorative approach in your setting

Your Instructor

Lorraine Lynch
Lorraine Lynch

Lorraine Lynch is CEO and Founder of the Child Psychology Institute. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychological Studies and English, a Higher Diploma in Psychology and a Masters of Science in Health Psychology. Lorraine is also the author of two books designed to promote children’s wellness - #100happydays4kids and Closing Saor’s Day.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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