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Whole Child Principles: Re-thinking Systems, Organisations & Methodologies

with Leslie du Toit
Friday 26th May 2017
This is a one day seminar which will be of interest to anyone working with young people. Young people and their families are so much more than their problems and challenging behaviours. It can be a challenge though for systems, organisations and practitioners to consider a holistic focus when the dominant philosophy, policies and funding are driven by the notion that the absence of the problem equates to well-being. In this presentation Lesley explores a framework for whole-child policy and practice, giving ideas on how systems and organisations can establish their work on the basis of whole-child principles that go beyond fixing, to the outcomes associated with well-being.

The Restorative School

with Margaret Thorsborne
Friday 9th June 2017
This is a one day seminar for anyone considering getting involved with Restorative Justice or already practising Restorative Justice in a school. It will be an interactive day where you can raise issues or ideas around RJ in a school and share with Margaret in her wealth of experience in this area. There will be time for participants to talk about their own experiences of practice and to get Marg’s reflection and advice. This will be a unique opportunity to network with other RJ practitioners and find support for your own work in this area.

The Resilient Brain: Transforming Lives

with Dr Larry K Brendtro, PhD
Monday 8th May 2017
This is a one day seminar which will be of interest to a wide range of professionals working with young people. Larry K Brendtro is a psychologist and special educator who holds a doctorate from the University of Michigan and has been central in the development of the worldwide reclaiming youth movement. He has published over 200 articles and a dozen books on strength-based strategies and has trained professionals in 20 nations.

Inclusive Education: Engaging Disconnected Students in Learning

with Melanie Woodfield
Tuesday 4th July 2017
This day will be of interest to any teacher, RTLB, special education areas or anyone interested in children’s learning. During this day Dr Woodfield will cover topics including the time-out controversy, validation and praise, managing challenging behaviours in the classroom, factors that drive students to misbehave and practical ways to address these, evidence-based interventions available in NZ for teachers and families, autism, ADHD and FASD students.

Restorative Conference Facilitation Skills

with Margaret Thorsborne
6 - 8 June 2017
This workshop will be of interest to anyone who would like to learn the skills of being a restorative conference facilitator. At the end of the 3-Day intensive workshop, participants will be able to confidently lead a restorative conference.