Teaching, learning and practice are integrally linked. This session presents an intentional approach to equipping college students in community services with the knowledge and skills to function as restorative practitioners in their own educational journey. In year two of a piloted “Social Innovation Hub,” a restorative “place” was established to support projects that focused on prevention and promotion and entailed changing mindsets, developing skills and reclaiming spaces. An ecosystem was created that supported a project-based approach to learning and practice. This workshop will primarily focus on two projects:
i) The creation of a Restorative Zone in a local school including:
ii) “Towards a Higher Journey, TAHJ” – A longer term effort to establish a community hub following the deaths of a number of younger teens (student led, faculty supported)
The legacy of these projects will be highlighted.