New Haven Independent features restorative practices transforming fears into hope

Leaders in the NHPS restorative practice delve into methods of practice for students, parents, and school staff to decrease suspensions and expulsions in the school system. Creating plans for disruptive students to be held accountable in addressing their poor behaviors and process the meaning behind their actions have been proving to be a great method for healing. Students are asked three questions: What is the harm? How can it be repaired? Who is responsible for carrying out that repair? Through this type of conversation students are able to acknowledge their wrongs and take ownership of their own faults and future success. Parents were also encouraged to take the higher route and not escalate the present issues.
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