Incorporating Restorative Principles Into Our Work With Youth

Posted by on May 21, 2012

Incorporating Restorative Principles Into Our Work With Youth

Wednesday, May 23rd, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Facilitator:  Wanda Moore
Location:  PhilaPosh, 3001 Walnut St., 5th Floor (AFSCME DC 33 building)

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Restorative principles are not only relevant to the justice system; they are the underpinning of any fair and just cultural climate. Youth often have their own cultural norms which can have destructive elements, and the adult response is more often than not punitive. This has led to harsh consequences for youth which have the potential to foster their disconnection and cause more destruction in their future. Creating youth serving environments that offer care and compassion along with rules and expectations have shown promising results. This workshop will share some basic principles and tools of restorative justice and give participants time to reflect on how to work restoratively with youth in their setting.

Wanda R. Moore, MSS/MLSP, currently provides clinical intervention and research coordination for Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia on their violence prevention interventions in Philadelphia elementary schools and community centers.   For several years she directed youth programs in peace leadership and life skills for truant and disconnected youth. She has trained on popular education methods with United for a Fair Economy in Boston, Training for Change and the Alternatives to Violence Project in Philadelphia and holds a dual Masters in Social Service and Law and Social Policy from the Bryn Mawr Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research.

Gatherings are open to the public and cost $5-10 (sliding scale). No one will be turned away for inability to pay.

Light refreshments are provided.

The Philadelphia Trainers’ Collaborative is a member-run group of community educators, organizers, teachers and trainers who believe in and practice education to transform people and communities. Through regular gatherings, we strive to create a space for educators to gain skills, share ideas, brainstorm, and try out new approaches.

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