Restorative Theory in Practice: Insights Into What Works and Why

Restorative Theory in Practice: Insights Into What Works and Why

edited by Belinda Hopkins, fl. 2016 (London, England: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2016, originally published 2016), 250 page(s)

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Abstract / Summary
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.
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Social Work
Jessica Kingsley Publishers
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Copyright © Introduction, Chapter 11 and Conclusion Belinda Hopkins 2016; Copyright © Chapters 1-10 Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2016
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Jessica Kingsley Publishers
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London, England
Social Work, Social Sciences, Psychology & Counseling, Health Care, History of Social Work, Behavior modification, Psychology, Juvenile delinquency, Macro

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