End Seclusion Podcast

Restorative Practices in Schools More Than Sitting in a Circle Singing Kumbaya

September 15, 2021 The Alliance Against Seclusion and Restraint Season 2 Episode 20
End Seclusion Podcast
Restorative Practices in Schools More Than Sitting in a Circle Singing Kumbaya
Show Notes

Restorative Justice and its implementation is often misunderstood in schools. However when done correctly, it can be the golden panacea to building a relational school.

In this presentation I will share my successes and challenges of implementation in various school settings as well as sharing how it can be successfully used with all students, including those from a trauma background, ADHD and ASD.

I will also provide some practical tips that can be used in all classrooms and schools.

I have been an educator for 35 years, working in a multitude of roles including teacher, Behaviour support consultant, Head of Special Needs and Principal. My Principal role has been in low socioeconomic areas and Northern Territory in the remote end of Australia working with our indigenous communities.

I am passionate about shaping our schools to ensure that EVERY student is understood, safe and able to succeed no matter what their need.

I am a Doctorate Candidate with QUT researching the intersection between Complex Trauma and Developmental Disabilities in school settings.