Students with special needs and trauma are a significant part of school populations and are disproportionately represented in school discipline cases. Even where there is no formal diagnosis, these students have varying capacities for sustained attention, social awareness, intellectual cognition, emotional regulation, memory, and expressive and receptive language. This one-day experiential workshop will help teachers, administrators, and special education staff identify and accommodate these differences as an essential part of preparing for, facilitating, and following up on responsive interventions such as responsive circles.
Prerequisites: Participants must have participated in a previous Restorative Practices introductory training, such as Restorative Schools Overview (one-hour webinar recording available here). Full attendance in the Basics of Circle Facilitation the Responsive Circle Facilitation trainings is preferred.
This two-day workshop will take place on Thursday, April 19, 2018, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at Inspired Teaching Public Charter School, 200 Douglas St. NE.
Educators, administrators, and staff who work with students attending District of Columbia public schools and public charter schools will be given priority registration.
For questions, please contact Jessica Dulay at [email protected]. To learn more about the Restorative Practices work underway in District schools, visit Restorative DC.