Healing the hurt: examining emotion in restorative practice conference
Restorative practices are increasingly being recognised as a powerful tool to transform and overcome the impact of harmful incidents and relationship breakdown, helping to manage complex emotions. This one day conference will examine emotions in restorative processes and the challenges and opportunities these can present - exploring theories, ideas and practical tools to assist those using restorative practice. Featuring academics, published authors and practitioners from the field, the event will enable participants the time and space to examine emotion in restorative practice and reflect on its role in healing the hurt.
Through the activities of the day, attendees will have the opportunity to reflect on the emotions that are present, produced or resolved by the restorative process. The event will feature:
- Presentations with guest speakers:
- Dr Meredith Rossner: Assistant Professor of Law from LSE University will be discussing the research for her book Just Emotions: Rituals of Restorative Justice - a pioneering, micro-level study into the role of emotions in restorative practice.
- Pete Wallis: leading practitioner and author of acclaimed book ‘Understanding Restorative Practice: How Empathy can close the gap created by crime’, Pete will discuss the role of empathy in restorative practice.
- A workshop session: With topics focused on managing emotions in complex and sensitive cases, and the importance of ritual in restorative practice – workshops will give participants new ideas to implement in practice.
- Restorative profiles: hear from a range of practitioners about how they heal the hurt in restorative practice, including the ‘Roots of Empathy’ programme.
We will also be recognising the achievements of students who have attained accredited practitioner status by presenting the Royal Borough of Greenwich Level 5 certificate.
This event is open to restorative practitioners from: education, social care, criminal justice, prison and community safety teams. We encourage staff from children and adult contexts to attend and the event is relevant to both experienced practitioners and those new to the field
Organiser's name: Royal Borough of Greenwich
Location: DeVere Devonport House, King William Walk, London, SE10 9JW
Cost: £85 (£65 for alumni of RBG restorative practice courses)
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