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This figure, highlighting seven interlocking components for whole-school restorative practices implementation, was created by Tarek Maassarani and Restorative DC and is included here with permission from T. Maassarani.

GCC supports districts  and individual schools through training and capacity building in Restorative Practices. We focus on building and sustaining  healthy relationships, transforming conflict into opportunities to repair harm, increase empathy, and to create just and equitable learning environments. 

GCC promotes the implementation of restorative practices throughout the school community as a research-based model for effecting positive culture change and socio-emotional learning growth for students and adults. This culture change process happens over a three- to five-year implementation period with a focus on seven interlocking components.

In addition to supporting individual schools with whole-school implementation of restorative practices, GCC also offers a range of trainings and professional learning to support the shift toward restorative practices and positive school culture and climate. Below is a menu of training and professional learning opportunities.

Please contact  John Lash, GCC Executive Director, at to explore pricing, training or technical assistance that is right for your school.

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November, 2019:

Restorative Practices: A Primer


Restorative Practices: A Primer

This two-hour experiential workshop introduces teachers, administrators, school staff, students and all supportive stakeholders to restorative concepts and practices. Participants will explore the continuum of restorative practices, and experience a responsive circle for strengthening relationships and social-emotional skills. More fundamentally, participants will understand restorative approaches as a means to shift school culture and climate, as well one that  addresses systems of power and oppression. The session concludes with information on how to receive additional materials and support.

Absent additional training, this workshop alone is not intended to equip participants to facilitate any particular restorative process.

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