This workshop provides information regarding restorative practices addressing the need to shift the punitive discipline model to an equity-based approach. Alternative discipline strategies that promote equity and opportunities to become part of a connected school community will be discussed.
Presented By: Margaret Sedor, Ph.D., NCSP, School Psychologist and Suicide Prevention Coordinator in the Sweetwater Union High School District
1. Participants will be able to identify how the punitive discipline paradigm in schools impacts student long-term success and how critical it is to support alternatives to suspensions.
2. Participants will be able to describe basic restorative concepts and how implementing restorative practices promotes a safe and connected school climate.
3. Participants will develop language and strategies to help other educators understand the benefits of implementing restorative practice within the school community.
Presenter information: Dr. Sedor, NCSP, is a school psychologist and the suicide prevention coordinator in the Sweetwater Union High School District, as well as an adjunct faculty member at San Diego State University. She served as NASP California Delegate, NASP Board of Directors, and NASP GPR Committee. Dr. Sedor currently serves on the NASP School Safety and Crisis Response Committee. As a nationally recognized presenter, Dr. Sedor provides training in MTSS, mental health, crisis response, SEL, restorative practices, and suicide prevention, intervention and postvention.
Arizona Association of School Psychologists is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists to offer continuing education for school psychologists (NASP Approved Provider #1013). AASP maintains responsibility for this program. Contact AASP CPD Chairpersons Jessica Gilligan (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Jessie Hauser (email@example.com) with any concerns or needs regarding this workshop. 1.5 CPD credits will be given to those AASP members who attend this workshop in its entirety.
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