Restorative & Trauma-Informed Practices

Restorative Practices

Restorative Practices are built on a framework and principles which focus on both community building and repairing harm in order to help students be their best. Restorative practices allow students to learn from mistakes and move forward in positive behaviors and relationships. Restorative and trauma-informed practices and social-emotional learning go hand-in-hand as students learn how to lead and work with others in their school communities.

Restorative Practices are based on principles and processes that emphasize positive relationships as central to building community and repairing relationships when harm has occurred.

Restorative Practices leads to Building/Sustaining Relationships and Restoring/Repairing Harm

What are the Benefits of Restorative Practices?

  • A stronger school community

  • Positive relationships

  • Improved classroom climate

  • Fewer disciplinary referrals

  • More instructional time

Restorative Practices Continuum

Arrow leading from Proactive to Responsive


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How do Restorative Practices connect with the Second Step Program?

  • Read this document to learn about the use of Second Step lesson content in classroom circles.

This page was last updated on April 29, 2022