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Restorative    Practice


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online training

Mental health     in the classroom

Dealing with conflict 

School climate

Addressing Persistent Absenteeism

Tools and Successful Practices for Restorative Schools

 Supporting Student Achievement and

Well Being

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Meet The Team

Stan Baker

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Stan is self-employed and is a partner in Restorative Resolutions.  From Sept, 2016 to Dec., 2018 , Stan served as the Durham Connect Coordinator, a Situation or HUB table,   and was employed part time by the Durham Police.  He has served as chair of the Northumberland Situation Table.  He participated in the start up of the Peterborough Situation Table. He was one of the coordinators of the Restorative Practice Resource Project, a Ministry of Ed. project from 2015 - 18.  Stan is a trainer in Formal Conferencing with the IIRP. After a career in education (taught grades 3 to 12, behaviour specialist, elementary principal), Stan retired from the Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board in June 2016 as the Safe Schools Resource Teacher responsible for Violence Threat Risk Assessments and Restorative Practice having served as an elementary teacher, principal and secondary teacher in other boards.  He and his wife are  learning how to be a long distance grandparents for 4 amazing grandchildren in BC.

Shelley Steele

Shelley Steele is a regular collaborator with Restorative Resolutions and has recently retired from the Hastings Prince Edward District School Board. She is formally trained as a Child and Youth Counsellor and has recently completed her certification in Positive Psychology.   For the last 2o years she has supported families, youth and school staff.  Her first 10 years with the Hastings Prince Edward DSB were spent in elementary and secondary schools as a Child and Youth Counsellor and for the last 10 years she was the supervisor with the Safe Schools Team based centrally.  In the Safe Schools role,  the suspension and expulsions programs, school climate, student well being and mental health were supported by Shelley.

Shelley was trained in Restorative Practices in 2001 and has championed Restorative Practices at her Board since that time with many initiatives and training being led by her.  Shelley is a trainer through the IIRP (International Institute of Restorative Practices) in formal conferencing and has trained and supported many educators in Circles Training.  She has had the opportunity to present at 2 IIRP World Conferences and during her time with Safe Schools, Restorative Practices, was integrated into many areas within that portfolio to support both students and school staff.

Steve Young

Stephen Young is a regular collaborator with Restorative Resolutions, has also set up his own training business and is a retired Elementary Principal, having worked for 30 years in the York Region District School Board. He lives in Cannington, Ontario. He has been involved in the use of Restorative Practices in schools as a Principal since 2002. As a school leader he embedded RP into the fabric of each school to which he was assigned. He took the lead in his school board for the coordination of RP programs; organizing and delivering staff training, facilitating formal conferences and educating the school community about RP. He is a licensed trainer with the International Institute for Restorative Practices (IIRP)-Canada in Formal Conferences, Circles and Restorative Frameworks. In 2015 he earned his Master’s degree in Restorative Practices from the IIRP Graduate School in Bethlehem Pennsylvania. Steve also works with FaithCARE providing RP services to faith communities