In this interactive Live Webinar

we will talk about how to create Safe, Positive, and Restorative Schools by first understanding how we got here - Why do kids misbehave and why hasn’t our traditional discipline system worked? You will get an overview of Restorative Practices, including fundamental theory and practices for engaging with students, staff and parents in your school setting.

Learning Objectives

  • How to set high expectations while being supportive
  • How to provide direct feedback and ask questions that foster accountability
  • Most effective methods to resolve common conflicts
  • How to facilitate circles, an essential process for creating a positive learning environment and school culture. Circles may be used to build social capital, resolve social problems and respond when harm occurs.

About the Presenter

Laura Mooiman
Laura Mooiman, LCSW is an American based in The Netherlands who specializes in providing coaching, and consultation to educators and professionals wanting to improve school culture, safety, and student behavior. She is an adjunct faculty member at Saint Mary's College of California and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). Most recently she was the Project Director for the Wellness Program and Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) at Napa Valley Unified School District. Laura is a leading expert on how to implement evidence-based approaches to school discipline and classroom management in schools that lead to real results. Services are focused on the areas of Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS/MTSS), Restorative Practices, Wellness Centers, school safety and violence prevention and bullying and harassment prevention. Laura works collaboratively with administrators and teachers to implement school-wide restorative practices including community building circles, conflict resolution circles, and bullying intervention. ​ Laura holds a Masters in Social Work degree from University of California Los Angeles and has over 20 years’ experience in the US as a school district administrator, social worker in elementary, middle, and high schools, special education, County Probation, County Mental Health, Child Protective Services, and in Private Practice. She is a consultant for multiple NIH and IES research grants and a recipient of two US Congressional Recognition for Outstanding Service to the Community in 2007 and 2015. Laura is a Certified Trainer for the International Institute for Restorative Practices (IIRP) and a consultant to schools and districts internationally.

Course information

  • Title: Intro to Restorative Practices in Schools
  • Presenter: Laura Mooiman LCSW
  • Duration: 1 hour and 40 minutes
  • Customer Rating: (167)

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