Menu of Restorative Services
CSF Buxmont and IIRP staff have extensive experience and research-proven success working with all types of students in a wide range of settings. They can provide a variety of restorative interventions in which they prepare participants and facilitate the process:
- Restorative Conferences are an effective way to respond to an incident of harm or wrongdoing. The conference provides an opportunity for students, staff, and possibly family members to communicate, restore relationships, repair harm and change behavior for the future.
- Family Group Decision Making (FGDM) Conferences are a problem-solving approach that engages and empowers students and family members in developing their own plans to solve a student’s recurring behavior and other problems, reducing the need for further school or professional involvement.
- Restorative Circles in classrooms proactively enhance relationships among students and staff, preventing conflict and also effectively resolving problems when they do arise.
- Individual Counseling
- Family Counseling Drug and Alcohol Counseling
- Reintegration Counseling to assist young people coming from out-of-school placements to maximize the likelihood of a successful return
For those schools that have had or are interested in IIRP restorative practices training, so as to develop an in-house capacity for restorative practices among their own staff, the Restorative Services Program can provide implementation support and co-facilitation opportunities for staff to practice and refine their restorative skills.
Restorative Services Program staff, who have worked with the most challenging children and families, can also prevent or resolve crises and reduce the need for alternative school or special education placements by providing short-term interventions involving: