Welcome to the Restorative Practices in Schools 2018 Conference!

Restorative Practices are an approach schools can use to improve school climate and reduce discipline disparities. They focus on building relationships and creating community in school to prevent harm, to repair harm and address the needs of all people impacted by the harm.

When integrated into daily living, Restorative Practices support our thriving personally, professionally and within our communities. Showing up in this way expands our potential for successfully creating a peaceful world- inside and out.

Restorative Classroom

The Conference training sessions are open to anyone who works with youth, including school administrators, school board members, teachers, educational aides, school resource officers, school facilities staff members, student support staff members, out of school time staff, youth workers, school volunteers, family members and community partners. Sessions ranging from introductory level to advanced level will be offered. Schools are encouraged to send a team to the trainings. Individuals are welcome.

Topics Explored

Restorative Practices Foundations, Circle Training, Circle Keeper Training, Conferencing to Repair Harm, School Mediation & Conflict Coaching, Breaking the Pipeline to Prison, Restorative Reiki,  Understanding ACE’s and Historical Trauma, Whole School Design, Mindfulness Inside and Out, and Living Through the Heart.


Cloquet Area Alternative Education Program (CAAEP)

Recipient of 2018 Minnesota Association of Alternative Programs
Minnesota Alternative Program of the Year

C.A.A.E.P. featured on Channel 10!

WDIO’s interview