Cultivating Connected School Communities

Harnessing the power of relationships and community to establish a strong foundation for social, emotional & academic learning.

We specialize in building and sustaining positive school environments and
equitable behavior response systems
through relational and restorative justice principles and practices.

What are relational & restorative principles & practices ?

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Produced by Kerri Berkowitz for San Francisco Unified School District

Services We Offer

Water Ripple

Summer Restorative Practices Trainings

Introduction to Restorative Practices 


Combined Intro to RP & Circles

 Repairing Harm & Restoring Community

Interested in becoming a Restorative Practices Trainer?


Training &  Professional Development


A wide range of trainings & workshops are available. 

Restorative Practices

School Climate Systems Building & 

Climate Initiative Integration

Strategic Planning & Coaching


Strategic Planning, Resources, Coaching Supports, Internal Capacity Building

Restorative Practices,

School Climate Systems Building

School Climate initiative Integration 

School Climate Systems & Initiative Integration

Blending or integrating a wide range of school/district climate initiatives that similarly strive towards establishing an environment in the school where all children, adults and families can flourish.


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What are Restorative Practices?

In schools, Restorative Practices are multifaceted in nature; grounded in the traditional practices of Indigenous Cultures around the world that underscore the value of respect, compassion, dignity, and inclusion of all members of the community.


Restorative Practices, when broadly and consistently implemented, will promote and strengthen positive school culture and enhance pro-social relationships within the school community.  It includes interventions when harm has occurred, as well as practices that help to prevent harm and conflict by building a sense of belonging, safety, and shared social responsibility throughout the school community. 

Restorative Practices are based on principles and processes that emphasize the importance of trusting relationships as central to building community, repairing relationships and restoring the community when harm has occurred.




Restorative Practices allow for a shift in practice that results in a culture which is inclusive, builds fair process into decision-making, & facilitates learning through a relational approach centered around high expectations and high support and care. 


Introduction to Restorative Practices Handbook

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Cultivating Restorative School