Students and staff build positive relationships with one another, be mindful of their feelings and constructively express them, and learn to resolve frustration and conflicts as they arise.
- Holistic Life Foundation, Inc. The Holistic Life Foundation is a Baltimore-based 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization committed to nurturing the wellness of children and adults in underserved communities. Through a comprehensive approach which helps children develop their inner lives through yoga, mindfulness, and self-care HLF demonstrates deep commitment to learning, community, and stewardship of the environment. HLF is also committed to developing high-quality evidence based programs and curriculum to improve community well-being.
- Safer, Saner, Schools: Whole-School Change through Restorative Practices. Whole School Change has helped even the most challenging schools improve their teaching and learning environment through “restorative practices,” a proactive approach to whole-school climate change based on communication and responsibility. It is a cost-effective way to achieve lasting change that enhances and builds relationships between students, staff and parents, improves student behavior, reduces violence and bullying and creates a sense of community.
- Center for Dispute Resolution, University of Maryland School of Law. C-DRUM’s mission is to collaborate with public and private institutions, groups, and individuals to study, enhance, and teach conflict resolution; to research and develop conflict resolution systems; and to promote effective, ethical dispute resolution in legal education and practice and in society more broadly.
- Community Matters. Community Matters, based in California, collaborates with schools and communities in creating safe and inclusive environments where all youth and adults thrive.
- Community Conferencing Center. The Community Conferencing Center (CCC) is a conflict transformation and community justice organization that provides ways for people to safely, collectively and effectively prevent and resolve conflicts and crime. Our Community Conferencing efforts in Baltimore are unique—being the only broad-based conferencing program in a large American inner-city, with most services provided at no cost to participants. The Community Conferencing Center also provides training, technical assistance, program development,and program evaluation services.
- Referral Form http://media.communityconferencing.org/uploads/main/REFERRAL%20FORM--%20Schools.pdf
- Training Opportunities http://www.communityconferencing.org/index.php/training/bring_restorative_practices_to_your_school/
- Upcoming events http://us1.campaign-archive2.com/?u=eca336fa1c6138fbcfd3b5c62&id=a6dfa3b083
In the News
- School-based Mindfulness Training may Reduce Stress, Trauma. Middle-school students in urban areas may benefit from in-school mindfulness programs, a new study suggests.Students taking a mindfulness-based stress reduction program during the school day ended up with less symptoms of stress and trauma than children attending classes on health topics, researchers found.
- Seaman, A. (2015, December 18). School-based mindfulness training may reduce stress, trauma. Reuters. Retrieved from http://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-mindfulness-stress-school-idUSKBN0U12MY20151218
- Beyond Zero Tolerance: Restorative Justice In Schools. Kojo explores how restorative justice works in one local school system, finds out how it helps keep peace in — and outside — the classroom, and discusses its impact on the "school-to-prison" pipeline.
- Nnamdi, K. (Host). (2015, December 9). Beyond Zero Tolerance: Restorative Justice In Schools [Radio Broadcast Episode]. In The Kojo Nnamdi Show. Washington, D.C. WAMU. Retrieved from https://thekojonnamdishow.org/audio/#/shows/2015-12-09/beyond-zero-tolerance-restorative-justice-in-schools/90552/@00:00