NEA/HSTA restorative justice training opportunity

To address the need for professional development in restorative justice for its members, NEA, HSTA, and Advancement Project are co-hosting a peace circle training June 21-24 at the HSTA office on Oahu.

This experiential training will provide attendees with an understanding of the circle process and its potential for building relationships within the school community; promoting healthy communication; preventing and resolving conflicts; developing social emotional learning and youth competencies; and creating safe spaces to address difficult issues, trauma and healing. Participants will learn the stages and flow of the circle and practice the fundamental elements of the peace circle process, including ritual, storytelling, establishing shared values, building trust and consensus decision-making. At the conclusion of this training, participants will be able to facilitate peace circles; however, participants will not be able to train others. This is not a training of trainers.

We are very fortunate to have a team from Chicago’s Community Justice for Youth Institute (CJYI) facilitate this training exclusively for Hawaii public school teams. In addition, there is funding for up to two neighbor island teams to attend.  However, we are limited to 20 spots total.  Please click on the link below to see eligibility criteria and to apply.  Applications are due April 30.

Can’t commit to the 4-day training? Chicago’s Community Justice for Youth Institute will also host a one-day overview training on June 26 at the HSTA’s Red Hill headquarters on Oahu. This FREE training is open to anyone within our union who is interested in learning more about restorative justice.  Email Youth, Human, and Civil Rights committee member Chris Santomauro at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to sign up or for questions.