• October 24, 2020 - October 28, 2020
    9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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This is a live webinar. The Zoom link will be sent out to registrants the day before the workshop.


6 CEUs available! Millersville University School of Social Work, accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, is approved by the State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors to provide Continuing Education Units (CEUs) to qualified participants. Please purchase one of the CEU tickets to receive CEUs.


6 Act 48 credits available! Act 48 credits will be processed through Millersville University. Please purchase the regular Member or Non-member tickets and indicate during registration if you are interested in receiving Act 48 continuing education credits for educators. Act 48 credits incur no additional cost.

One method of dealing with differences – in race, gender, class, life experiences, etc. – is to ignore them. “We are all the same in our shared humanity and differences are divisive.” But reducing everyone to our commonalities is very limiting. It doesn’t allow us to see the detrimental effects of systemic racism, gender bias, and heteronormativity. This day-long restorative practices training will help participants avoid minimizing the differences around them in their personal, professional, and volunteer endeavors while providing next steps to dignifying these differences.

Participants will be invited to learn how to dignify and appreciate individuals and each unique experience by acknowledging various communication needs, a trauma-informed ethic, and a more restorative approach to recognizing needs, harms, and peace-building opportunities. Gain a general understanding of restorative practices, including conflict mediation and transformation, and frame them within particular situations. Learn to appreciate a trauma-informed ethic to better care for yourself and those around you in your personal life and career. Learn how to begin a broader conversation within your community or workplace to encourage more trauma-informed work.

The highly experiential day will allow participants to learn and put their learning into practice. Participants will leave knowing how to organize a restorative meeting and lead a circle gathering.

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9:30-10:00: Opening Circle
10:00-10:30 Intro to Restorative Practices
10:30-11:00: Applications to Individual Contexts
11:00-12:00: Trauma-Informed Care Intro
12:00-2:00: Lunch/Group Work
2:00-2:30: Group Presentations
2:30-3:00: What Could Go Right? What Could Go Wrong?
3:00-4:00: Closing Circle

Robert Fennimore works full-time providing restorative practices to the Eastern Lancaster County School District, the only school district in Lancaster County with such a position. Rob leads trainings on restorative practices, peacebuilding, and positive behavior practices. He holds an M.A. in Education and an M.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus on Education and Restorative Justice. He has additional extensive training completing both levels of Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience (STAR) training and holds a graduate certificate in Peace and Conflict Transformation in Education Settings. He is currently completing a graduate certificate in Trauma and Resilience in Educational Environments.