Restorative Relationships facilitator feedback

Restorative Relationships facilitator feedback

Restorative Relationships and Parenting without Conflict These two programmes focus on how restorative principles and skills can underpin healthy relationships and our parenting styles.  These programmes are often delivered in sequence and we have been delivering both programmes regularly in Cumbria as part of the PCC’s ‘Turning the Spotlight’ initiative. We encourage our programme facilitators to be honest with us in their feedback.  The following comment, following delivery of our Restorative Relationships programme is a...


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Restorative Relationships programme graduates

Restorative Relationships programme graduates

Our Restorative Relationships prevention and intervention programme is delivered over ten 2.5 hour sessions. The programme is based on sound evidence and is congruent with the ‘What Works’ literature.  Restorative Relationships is underpinned by DBT (Dialectical Behaviour Therapy), CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy), SFT (Solution Focused Therapy) and developmental psychology.  It draws on emotional management strategies and restorative principles and skills, giving participants practical ways to better manage emotions, develop positive...


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NOMS restorative practice pilot

NOMS restorative practice pilot

Building on Restorative Thinking Limited’s innovative project work developing restorative practice in HMP settings, we were awarded a NOMS grant in 2015 to rigorously test restorative practice in Approved Premises.  Over the past year we have been working with sixteen Approved Premises in the Midlands and North East divisions, exploring how restorative practice can foster inclusive residential environments. We have been working WITH divisional leads, AP managers and staff over the past twelve months and some excellent examples are...


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Case Study: Restorative Thinking (Parenting without Conflict)

Case Study:  Restorative Thinking (Parenting without Conflict)

Case Study 3:  Male participant, Parenting without Conflict, HMP setting   “Our facilitator was delivering ‘Parenting without Conflict’ at a HMP setting.  One member of the group was openly sceptical of the programme content and expressed his doubts that it could be effective.  The facilitator noticed his negative comments having an impact on the rest of the group. During Session 3, a warm day, the window was open and a group of men outside were making a lot of noise, so much so that the group couldn’t hear each...


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Progress in Cumbria with Turning the Spotlight

Progress in Cumbria with Turning the Spotlight

Restorative Thinking, working in partnership with Victim Support, is delivering a new domestic abuse service with the Cumbria PCC, Richard Rhodes. ‘Turning the Spotlight’ is a new package of tailored support for families experiencing relationship abuse. This holistic approach engages the whole family with the aim of reducing incidents of abuse. Restorative Thinking is delighted to be delivering our ‘Relationships without Conflict’ programme in Cumbria. The project is being externally evaluated by the University of...


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Restorative Thinking programme impact

Restorative Thinking programme impact

Restorative Thinking:  A Restorative Justice Intervention Programme for Working with Offenders provides a mechanism for Prisons and Probation Services to deliver a restorative education with offenders and ex-offenders.   The following feedback is from a HMP setting, September 2015: Please list 3 things that you enjoyed when engaging with the Restorative Thinking programme: Being able to talk to each other and see how they feel That I see things from other people’s view Ripple effect was good for me Learning more about what Restorative...


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