Restorative Theory in Practice: Insights into What Works and Why

Restorative Theory in Practice: Insights into What Works and Why

By: Belinda Hopkins (author), Pete Wallis (contributor), Shona Cameron (contributor), Wendy Drewery (contributor), Shearer Shearer (contributor), Mark Vander Vennan (contributor), Monica Felton (contributor), Vaandering Vaandering (contributor), Margaret Thorsborne (contributor), Pam Denicolo (contributor)Paperback

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Restorative practice is an innovative approach to thinking about, and addressing, conflict and bullying, as well as disruptive, challenging and criminal behaviour. The approach is increasingly used to transform the culture of organisations, institutions and services and the way people communicate with one another. In this book, ten practitioners describe a restorative encounter as seen through the lens of their own theoretical model. The book's unique structure is modelled on a restorative practice known as Circle Time- comprising of a Check-in, a Main Activity, and a Check-out. In the Check-in the practitioner explains how their own theoretical model informs their practice; in the Main Activity they comment on the same case studies to highlight how each theory can deepen our understanding of what might be happening and why; and in the Check-out they reflect on what they have learned from reading each other's contributions. This is a unique exemplar of how restorative theory and practice can influence how practitioners think, learn and write about restorative practice. This will be an invaluable resource for restorative practitioners working across sectors including education, social services, youth offending or policy.

About Author

Belinda Hopkins is Founder and Director of Transforming Conflict, the National Centre for Restorative Approaches in Youth Settings. She has been pioneering restorative approaches in youth settings across the UK and beyond for over 18 years. She regularly runs training courses, writes books and articles, develops training materials and speaks at conferences nationally and internationally. Belinda is the author of Just Care: Restorative Justice Approaches to Working with Children in Public Care and Just Schools: A Whole School Approach to Restorative Justice, also published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers.


Preface. Introductory Check-in. 1 Affect and Script Psychology - Restorative Practice, Biology and a Theory of Human Motivation, Marg Thorsborne, Managing Director of Margaret Thorsborne and Associates (Queensland and London), Australia. 2 Attribution Theory, Juliet Starbuck, Chartered Educational Psychologist, Connect to Change Ltd and University College London, UK. 3 Critical Relational Theory, Dorothy Vaandering, Memorial University, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. 4 Depth Psychology and the Psychology of Conflict, Ann Shearer, Jungian Analyst, UK. 5 Nonviolent Commmunication, Shona Cameron, Educational Psychologist, Falkirk Council, UK. 6 Personal Construct Approaches, Pam Denicolo, University of Reading, Emeritus Professor, University of Surrey, Consultant Professor on Doctoral Education, UK. 7 Towards a Relational Theory of Restorative Justice, Mark Vander Vennen, Shalem Mental Health Network, Canada. 8 Resonant Empathy, Pete Wallis, Senior Practitioner (Restorative Justice), Oxfordshire Youth Justice Service, UK. 9 A Social Constructionist Approach to Restorative Conferencing, Wendy Drewery, Faculty of Education, University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand. 10 Transactional Analysis, Mo Felton, UKCP Registered Transactional Analyst Psychotherapist, Trainer and Supervisor and UKATA Registered Psychotherapist Trainer and Supervisor, UK. 11 Ten Different Ways to Approach a Restorative Encounter, Belinda Hopkins, Founder and Director of Transforming Conflict, UK. Closing Check-out.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781849054683
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 248
  • ID: 9781849054683
  • weight: 366
  • ISBN10: 1849054681

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