Restorative Practices with Life Anew

Restoring Culture, Connection and Climate through Courageous Conversations with Sherwynn and Kim Patton

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Restorative Practices in Community and Schools

“Life is about relationships and the rest is just details”, Gary Smalley.

Restorative Practices is the process in which we use to build meaningful relationships, address conflict and harms. In the Restorative Practices Track participants will learn how to implement RP whole school, gain experience with a variety of restorative practices in the classroom and learn to involve the community/stakeholders in the school’s implementation of RP in order to form a Restorative Practices Ecosystem. We offer sessions for the newcomer to RP and the expert. Participants will receive certificates for each session completed.

Restorative Practices for School Based Law Enforcement

School Resources Officers are present on campuses nationwide. School Resource Officers play a integral part in shaping school climate and culture. When Officers are engaged in the relationship building process in helps our students to know the person behind the uniform, helps the officer to connect with students, promotes positive interactions and makes campuses safer for everyone. Every school based law enforcement officer should be trained in restorative practices.

Cross Cultural Connections

“Cultural responsiveness is more of a process than a strategy. It begins when a teacher recognizes the cultural capital and tools students of color bring to the classroom”, Zarretta Hammond.

Cultural understanding and connectedness is extremely important in order for us to build meaningful relationships in our schools, to have equity and to ensure that every child’s voice is heard and included. In this professional development participants will learn how to create space for cultural connectivity, what different types of biases are, how biases are promoted in our classroom, media, in our relationships and become aware of our own biases. Through addressing culture, connectedness and climate in our schools we will together begin working to bridge the divide by eliminate Biases through courageous conversations.

About the Presenters

ife Anew Restorative Justice Exist to Cultivate Culture and Climate in Communities Worldwide!

Kim and Sherwynn Patton bring their work and expertise in the area of Restorative Justice Practices into schools, communities, law enforcement, marginalized people groups, churches, and the workplace environment where trust is fragile yet critical to personal and organizational success. The Patton’s have trained professionals, social service agencies, community leaders, educators and law enforcement alike on how to participate in a process that engages people in meaningful relationships. They have over 14 years’ experience with using restorative justice practices for violence prevention, open air drug market interventions, schools, law enforcement trainings, student and family support. The Patton’s have trained for the Texas Education Agency Regional Service Centers throughout Texas, The Institute for Restorative Justice and Restorative Dialogue at the University of Texas, Harris County Department of Education, Texas School Safety Center and the National Association for Community & Restorative Justice.

Sherwynn Patton had the privilege of serving as the Missions Pastor for Greater Mt. Zion Church where he gained experience in developing programs to address the most pronounced needs in our community.

The Patton’s were invited to the White House by President Obama in 2016 for their innovation in restorative justice, they were awarded the State of Colorado Feature Film Award for Chasing Smoke, their Restorative Justice Documentary, Sherwynn co-authored the Bestselling Book (Restorative Discipline Practices in Texas, a Story of Implementation) and the Patton’s were awarded the NAACP Social Justice Award in 2015. Together, Kim and Sherwynn Patton lead Life Anew Restorative Justice, a ministry that seeks to build healthier communities, promote peace and create a space to heal from harms caused by historical trauma and broken relationships.
The Patton’s have led Restorative Justice practices throughout the U.S, Haiti and Uganda, Africa. They are passionate about developing restorative ecosystems in cities around the world!

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Virtual trainings that you can use to train your whole campus or district are available and pricing is based on the size of your district. Discounts available for multi-day trainings

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