This workshop will examine a range of new and exciting possibilities for restorative practice. As author of the IIRP conference script (1991 in Wagga Wagga, Australia), the presenter will explain how restorative processes evolved from a narrow application to universal application in his day-to-day practice. The development of an explicit practice framework has allowed the presenter to integrate restorative practice in all his practice. Being explicit means not only explaining your practice to those you are assisting but, just as important, sharing this practice so that they are able to better manage relationships.
A variety of recent case studies will be shared to demonstrate how very similar (restorative) practice was used with each matter. These include issues such as family violence, institutional sexual abuse, complex workplace issues and trauma from accidental death and suicide, to proactive initiatives such as developing “restorative” organizations, schools, aged care facilities, indigenous and other communities.
This workshop will not only provide you with a template to help you integrate restorative practice into your own practice but, equally important, one that will allow you to seriously challenge the orthodoxy of most other professional practice.