Marist Youth Care has a commitment to support schools in developing quality learning relationships. Our approach is inspired by the philosophy and practices of Restorative Justice, which puts repairing harm done to relationships and people over and above the need to assign blame and dispense punishment.
The aim of Restorative Practice is to create an ethos of respect, inclusion, accountability and responsibility. It seeks to build positive relationships in the school community, while at the same time, encouraging individual self-efficacy, resilience and personal accountability for behaviour.
Key skills include active listening, problem solving, listening to and expressing emotion, and empowering others to take ownership of problems and learn from their experiences.
There are several programs offered to schools to develop a whole school approach to building a Restorative Culture. These workshops build on key learnings and skills, and provide schools with strategies to manage students with challenging behaviours while maintaining the respect and dignity of all parties.
In addition to the comprehensive multi-phase workshop packages (Program A: Restorative Practices in Schools and Program B: Working Together) we can deliver short, refresher workshops and/or specific focus courses including:
- Restorative Practices for Primary and Secondary Schools
- Wellbeing and Pastoral Care
- Managing Challenging Behaviours
- Restorative Classrooms for Beginning Teachers
- Primary and Secondary Student Leaders
- Parent Evenings
To assist school develop a Restorative culture based on Gospel values. For more information on our programs visit our website:
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For all Educational Enquiries
MYC Referrals Support Services on (02) 9672 9288 OR
MYC Head Office on (02) 9672 9200