The restorative approach is to prevent serious problems by being consistent in building and maintaining relationships and in resolving conflicts easily and effectively when they do arise. The CDI have been implementing a Restorative Practices (RP) Programme in Tallaght West since 2010. Further information is available here.
We provide Restorative Practices training and supports to organisations, groups and schools, at their own venue and at times that suit busy schedules. To book an RP Trainer for your organisation, group or school, contact our RP Programme Coordinator, George Best, George@cdi.ie. Our RP training Courses are as follows.
Getting Started with Restorative Practices
This training course takes place over two mornings a week apart and provides an overview of Restorative Practices along with practical tools for using a restorative approach in your daily life. We offer our Getting Started With Restorative Practices courses the first two Wednesday mornings of most months, dates and times and booking details here.
Restorative Practices Facilitation Skills
This training is open to people who have done our Getting Started With Restorative Practices course and takes place over three days. It provides participants with the tools and confidence to facilitate restorative circles, restorative meetings and restorative conferences. We are offer five Restorative Practices Facilitation Skills courses per year, dates and times and booking details here.
Summer Course for Teachers
This training course covers the content of both our Getting Started With RP and RP Facilitation Skills courses and is provided as a face-to face course as part of the Department of Education and Skills Summer Courses Programme for Teachers. Our RP Summer Courses are delivered in multiple venues around the country; they are advertised in April each year and dates and times and booking details here.
Training of Restorative Practices Trainers
Our Training of Restorative Practices Trainers courses are part-time over approximately six months and are open to people who have completed our Getting Started With RP and RP Facilitation Skills courses or an RP Summer Course. For information about our Training of Restorative Practices Trainers courses, contact our RP Programme Manager, Claire Casey, Claire@cdi.ie