The YWCA Madison offers three-day professional development training workshops for educators, community members and parents. Restorative Justice staff presented the first training in August 2015. We have now have the dates for the next series. To be notified about the next series, please email Eugenia Highland.
Focusing on School setting
All sessions focusing on restorative justice in a school setting will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the YWCA Empowerment Center, located at 3101 Latham Drive. Purchased individually, each workshop is $100. Attend all three levels and save $50.
Focusing on Community setting
All sessions focusing on restorative justice in a school setting will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at YWCA Madison, located at 101 E. Mifflin ST., Suite 100. Purchased individually, each workshop is $100. Attend all three levels and save $50.
About the Workshops
Through experiential learning, participants will use their own knowledge, experiences and skills to understand and learn the paradigm shift from punishment towards restoration. What is crucial is that participants engage with their own beliefs about the role of punitive and reparative responses to wrong-doing such as breaking rules. The exercises on the first day help build and strengthen the community of participants using the Circle Process. The foundation of restorative philosophy and practice rests on establishing common values, relationships and teaches us to accept responsibility and embraces true accountability. Some of the topics are:
The Restorative Justice program is embedded in Racial Equity Justice. Through experiential and practical activities participants will ground the work and the philosophy using a racial justice lenses. This workshop covers the following:
In this level, we will explore how power, privilege and oppression add to the racial and socioeconomic inequities in our society that perpetuate themselves in our educational system. Some of the topics are: