Foundation Skills in Restorative Practices: Intensive Course - Strathclyde University
Intensive Course 5-9 June 2017, Strathclyde University
1. Why this Course?
There is increasing demand for restorative practices in a wide variety of contexts. Restorative practices (including restorative justice) is a process that brings together those harmed and those responsible for the harm to safely discuss the harm and how it might be set right. International research suggests restorative justice can help people to recover from harm, encourage those involved to think again, and provide a more satisfying experience for all involved.
This intensive course offers participants the opportunity to learn the skills required to facilitate restorative conferences and circles. It includes training in the engagement and preparation of people who have been harmed and people responsible for harm, their supporters and the community.
2. Who is the Course for?
The Intensive Course is for a very wide range of people including for example
- social workers
- faith groups
- youth and community workers
- members of the third sector
- recent graduates wishing to add distinctive skills to complement their academic repertoire.
The unique model and method employed in the course can be used within the justice system, in schools, in residential settings, and in neighbourhoods; wherever individuals or groups harm each other.
3. What Will You Gain from the Course?
By learning from the very best in the world, you will be able to develop the skills necessary to facilitate engagement in restorative processes. On completion of the course you will also gain a Certificate of Participation in Foundation Skills in Restorative Practices from the University of Strathclyde.
RJC Recognition. This course is recognised by the Restorative Justice Council of England and Wales as a part qualification for accreditation as a practitioner. (There is not, as yet, separate practitioner accreditation in Scotland). However, the RJC standards are widely recognised and will be acknowledged in practice.
4. Course Content
- To understand and apply the Balanced Model of Restorative Justice in a range of contexts;
- To understand and facilitate restorative conferences and circles;
- To be capable of using the skills and techniques of the narrative dialogue method.
Teaching & Learning Style.
The teaching is designed to engage students in understanding the values, knowledge and skills underpinning restorative practices, to encourage them in a critical enquiry into restorative practices and to embed what they find valuable in their daily practice. The learning methods are experiential and participative.
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