What Is Restorative Practices?

All humans are hardwired to connect. Just as we need food, shelter and clothing, human beings also need strong and meaningful relationships to thrive.

Restorative practices is an emerging social science that studies how to strengthen relationships between individuals as well as social connections within communities.

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Restorative Works Magazine

Restorative Works 2017 CoverRestorative Works — the IIRP's annual magazine — shows how our students, alumni, faculty and partners are employing their skills to restore communities around the world. In this issue:

  • Higher Education for a New Century — IIRP President John W. Bailie, Ph.D.
  • New Faculty Highlight Research, K–12 Education, Latin America 
  • Alumni Transform Relational Harm with Art, Music and Animal-Assisted Therapy
  • and much more...