Trauma-Informed is the Foundation.

Trauma-Responsive Communication

is the Skillset.

We equip school communities with the knowledge, skills, and tools
to recognize the telltale signs of trauma-based anxiety, and engage with a student or colleague in an empathically transformative way.  

Our methods can help you and your school community become a place of social healing in service of academic achievement.   

S.H.I.F.T. - Trauma-Responsive Communication Technique

S.H.A.R.E. - Group Interaction Process

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"Restorative Way's tools, skills, and support gave me the confidence to "lean into conflict" instead of avoiding it." 

Carolyn L., Parent 

Restorative Way Schools 

Designed for all members of the school community - not just the students.

PEOPLE - We'll help you build a core team of expert facilitators.

PROGRAM - We'll give you critical documents and show you how to implement a highly effective and sustainable Restorative Way Program.

POLICY - We'll help you review your current behavioral policy and ensure it promotes restorative principles and positive expectations. 

PRACTICES - We'll train you in a range of restorative practices designed to equip educators, students, and parents with the capacity to come together, work together, and resolve issues with dignity, civility, and mutual respect and concern for the wellbeing of all.  

 

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Let's Restore Civility

The need for civility has never been more critical than it is now. The social climate of contempt, animosity, hate, and retribution is depressing our collective spirit, degrading our mental and spiritual well-being, pushing us apart, and impacting our families, schools, workplaces and communities. 

Restorative Communication is a way to reclaim civility and dignity one conversation at a time.

Identifying the key challenges of Restorative Discipline

In an article for CSEE Connections Quarterly ‚Äď Winter 2019 Dr. Bledsoe identifies four key challenges schools face when implementing Restorative Practicess.¬†¬†

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Why schools call us?

TRAUMA RESPONSIVE 

Recognize trauma-related stress and anxiety and know how to engage.

RESOLVE CONFLICT

In a way that fosters social emotional development

GROW EMPATHY  

Support your own well-being with regulation techniques

LESSON PLANS

Our lessons plans help you discuss challenging social issues
 

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"Our school was experiencing conflicts between students, parents, and faculty.

Teachers were feeling overwhelmed and parents were angry and frustrated.

Then we found Dr. Bledsoe. He took what was best about us as a community, accentuated it, and it's still working 4 years later!"

Anne White (Founder & Principal at Pure Goodness Consulting)

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There is no obligation. Our mission is to help you strengthen your school community

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Our leadership team reviews all applications to make sure it is a good fit

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We get you and your team off to a flying start with the ONLINE PROGRAM

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Today we are faced with the preeminent fact that if civilization is to survive, we must cultivate the science of human relationships, the ability of all peoples of all kinds, to live together and work together in the same world at peace.

Franklin D. Roosevelt, 32nd U.S. President